Parse error for

Bug #592576 reported by Oliver Siegmar on 2010-06-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libapache-mod-jk (Debian)
Fix Released
libapache-mod-jk (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: libapache-mod-jk

I'm running libapache-mod-jk 1.2.28-2 on Ubuntu 10.04 and I have this content in my file:

worker.list = dev = ajp13 = localhost = 8009

Apache doesn't start and my mod_jk.log shows this error:

[Fri Jun 11 10:57:26.414 2010] [4853:2129983296] [error] wc_create_worker::jk_worker.c (139): Unknown worker type aj113 for worker dev
[Fri Jun 11 10:57:26.414 2010] [4853:2129983296] [error] build_worker_map::jk_worker.c (262): failed to create worker dev

Do you see the "aj113" instead of "ajp13"? When I remove the space char before and after the equal char in the corresponding line, I get this im my logs:

[Fri Jun 11 10:59:05.457 2010] [4889:3785144128] [error] ajp_validate::jk_ajp_common.c (2526): worker dev can't resolve tomcat address localhsst
[Fri Jun 11 10:59:05.457 2010] [4889:3785144128] [error] wc_create_worker::jk_worker.c (163): validate failed for dev
[Fri Jun 11 10:59:05.457 2010] [4889:3785144128] [error] build_worker_map::jk_worker.c (262): failed to create worker dev

Do you see the "localhsst" instead of "localhost"? When I remove all spaces in my, Apache starts without any errors. My config now contains:


I haven't changed this config for years and it worked flawlessly with all previous mod_jk versions.

This bug could be critical for people updating a production machine from a previous Ubuntu release to lucid lynx, because it takes some time to recognize that you have to remove spaces to get mod_jk up again.

I had the same problem on 10.04 LTS, but I built apache 2.2-17 and mod_jk 1.2.31 myself.
For example the mod_jk parser read socket_tieout instead of timeout.
Removing all whitespaces from the beginning of all lines solved it.

This is also tracked in the ASF Bugzilla under

Could you try the following patch:

Index: common/jk_map.c
--- common/jk_map.c (revision 1032021)
+++ common/jk_map.c (working copy)
@@ -630,6 +630,7 @@
 static size_t trim(char *s)
     size_t i;
+ size_t off;

     /* check for empty strings */
     if (!(i = strlen(s)))
@@ -646,7 +647,10 @@
          isspace((int)((unsigned char)s[i])); i++);

     if (i > 0) {
- strcpy(s, &s[i]);
+ for (off = i; '\0' != s[i]; i++); {
+ s[i - off] = s[i];
+ }
+ s[i - off] = s[i];



The patch provided in comment #2 is wrong.
Now fixed upstreams. Will be part of mod_jk version 1.2.32.

Details provided at




Changed in libapache-mod-jk (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in libapache-mod-jk (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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