We've got an application in production on Tomcat 4.1.30 (SDK 1.4.2).
The application works fine in test. In production, however, there seems to be some kind of degradation.
When there is a certain load (not even very high), the following occurs:
These 2 lines (in several classes, JasperReports as well as our own code):
DocumentBuilderFactory factory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
documentBuilder = factory.newDocumentBuilder();
Start to work with the wrong class:
(the XML parser of Axis2)
instead of the wanted class:
Both classes are in our classpath, but for some reason this problem only occurs in production after a period of uptime.
This gives NullPointerExceptions.
What should we do to avoid this ?
Is it the classloader of tomcat going strange ?
Any help would be appreciated.