mod_cluster worker mix up causes stickiness breaks or random 404s

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • After JBoss restarts, we start to see stickiness breaks through our mod_cluster balancer. Debug logging shows the balancer thinks it maintains stickiness, but after selecting the balancer member, the connection goes to an ip:port of another node:
[Fri Mar 08 15:09:53.516535 2019] [:debug] [pid 12951] mod_proxy_cluster.c(3431): cluster: Using route node1
[Fri Mar 08 15:09:53.516588 2019] [proxy:debug] [pid 12951] proxy_util.c(2156): AH00942: HTTPS: has acquired connection for (
[Fri Mar 08 15:09:53.516594 2019] [proxy:debug] [pid 12951] proxy_util.c(2209): [client] AH00944: connecting to
[Fri Mar 08 15:09:53.516601 2019] [proxy:debug] [pid 12951] proxy_util.c(2418): [client] AH00947: connected /app/ to
[Fri Mar 08 15:09:53.516768 2019] [proxy:debug] [pid 12951] proxy_util.c(2719): AH00951: HTTPS: backend socket is disconnected.
[Fri Mar 08 15:09:53.517717 2019] [proxy:debug] [pid 12951] proxy_util.c(2887): AH02824: HTTPS: connection established with (
[Fri Mar 08 15:09:53.517750 2019] [proxy:debug] [pid 12951] proxy_util.c(3054): AH00962: HTTPS: connection complete to (
  • We see random 404s through mod_cluster because the request was sent to the wrong app server that did not have the corresponding application deployed.


  • JBoss Core Services (JBCS) httpd
    • mod_cluster
  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)

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