JBoss 4 and Autodeploy

So far after using JBoss 4.0 for 6 months or so we’ve seen pretty good hot deploy response. Under 3 it was flakey and so you usually just restarted the server. Today we ran into a weird problem with a war file where a fix that had been added wasn’t getting picked up. After a couple of tries at redeploying it became time to resort to the usual tricks.

  • Drop into the server/default/tmp and server/default/work directories and delete everything related to that war.
  • Reboot the server itself
  • Redeploy the war with a new name

So far none of these have worked so Monday we’ll have to get really creative. I just love finishing a week with an unsolved configuration issue. Really starts off the weekend on the right foot.