[FRS-456] FusionReactor 8.x Release Notes

FusionReactor Rev. 8.x


Status: 23rd September 2019

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Key Issue Type Summary
FR7887 Bug Fix a performance issue with System Monitor and Session tracking on ColdFusion servers which have Redis session store enabled. This issue could cause high CPU usage.
FR7858 Bug Fix an issue whereby LDAP roles could checked in a random order. This could mean the user could log in as Observer when they are in the Admin group too.
FR7850 Bug Fix an issue where Redisson PING command tracking would create transactions with empty descriptions and 0ms time.


Key Issue Type Summary
FR7262 New Feature Added support for LDAP user authentication and group management.
FR7818 Improvement Add support for Microsoft SQL driver 7.2.2 / Java 11 driver.
FR7768 Improvement Add support for Spring Boot REST apis.
FR7763 Improvement Add support for Micronaut REST server.
FR7720 Improvement Add tracking for okHTTP client.
FR7795 Bug Fix a NullPointerException in the heartbeat plugin which sometimes occurs on startup (very rarely).
FR7839 Bug Fix a NullPointerException on shutdown in the json tracking.
FR7831 Bug Fix the debugger so that it correclty displays classes in the default package.
FR7830 Bug Fix an issue where the debugger's breakpoint window would not update the state of the breakpoint when a breakpoint is triggered.
FR7829 Bug Fix an issue where the debugger breakpoint window doesnt update the state when stepping over or continuing.
FR7808 Bug Fix an issue where the debugger classes and source tree would reset for not reason.
FR7804 Bug Fix an issue where Event Snapshot files could become corrupt if the same error occurred at the exact same time on more than 1 thread.
FR7786 Bug Fix kafka tracking for kafka clients 2.3.0.
FR7784 Bug Fix a Lucee 5.2.8+ session tracking where session creation was tracked twice when SessionRotate function was used.
FR7777 Bug Fix an issue where Redisson CONNECT commands were not tracked in FR.
FR7766 Bug Fix an issue where Jedis tracking would display the passwords in FR.
FR7750 Bug Fix an issue where Redisson time tracked was incorrect due to async handling.
FR7546 Bug Fix an html injection issue when viewing variables some object types in the debugger (toString() method had to return HTML).


Key Issue Type Summary
FR7828 Bug Fix transaction naming with ColdBox 5.5.
FR7821 Bug Fix a NullPointerException with AMF requests.
FR7812 Bug Fix the Debug UI when using IE11.
FR7801 Bug Fix a race condition in the Debug UI which could cause certain sections to not update.
FR7800 Bug Fix instance manager so that it works when using IE 11.


Key Issue Type Summary
FR7678 Obsolete FusionReactor has removed its 32 bit installers for 8.1.0, we only support manual install steps on 32bit operating systems.
FR7286 New Feature Add support for Ephemeral Instances, like docker, to auto register with the Enterprise dashboard.
FR7679 New Feature Enterprise EDDS: Status page for client and server
FR7701 Improvement Improve the Debugger UI so that it looks more like an IDE and is easier to use. This allows the loaded classes to be decompiled making it easier to set breakpoints aswell as many more improvements.
FR7164 Improvement Upgrade Highcharts to version 7.
FR7662 Improvement Upgrade jQuery to version 3 as older versions are vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS) attacks-
FR7698 Improvement Improve the time to switch license from a cloud license to a none cloud license.
FR7702 Improvement Improve the transaction details page so that the event snapshot and profiler results have more space on the page.
FR7683 Improvement Ensure licensing changes reset the session_id used for licensing requests. This improves license handling on the server side.
FR7762 Improvement Improve the rendering of transactions in the top of the transaction details when no query params exist.
FR7677 Improvement Add a link to the License Connection banner to include a link to a technote to help resolve issues.
FR7642 Improvement Stop tracking FR resources in the PageUsageTracker on real FR pages.
FR7635 Improvement Use the fernflower decompiler for java 8 or newer. This compiler is faster and more reliable for new class files.
FR7293 Improvement Improve the HTTPClient transactions to include session information and other meta data.
FR7734 Improvement Change the default fire count to 1 for the debuggers default instead of always.
FR7735 Improvement Ensure HTTPClient calls that return 50x codes are tracked as errors same as FusionRequests and appear in the correct Errors page.
FR7733 Improvement Add a white list entry to fr-osgi.conf to support debugging FR code with nerdvison java client.
FR7610 Improvement Allow the decompile from the cloud to use the CFML source if the FR instance can find it.
FR5416 Improvement Fix a performance issue with the decompiler where it was very slow on some files.
FR7637 Improvement Fix a performance issue where the logging pointcuts would cause class loading performance issues.
FR7582 Improvement Fix a performance issue where the ED menu (top right) would take a long time to be built.
FR7633 Improvement Fix a performance issue where the 'stackTrace all' for the running requests is slower than the complete 'stacktrace all' for all threads.
FR6118 Improvement Fix a performance issue where large uploads would be a lot slower with FR installed compared to without.
FR7631 Bug Fix a bug in Json Data Tracker Plugin where it showed empty data when application/json header is set for a get request-
FR7630 Bug Fix a bug in the Json Data Tracker Plugin where it would not handle smile compressed data.
FR7772 Bug Fix a bug in Json Data Tracker Plugin where it would handle invalid json of a single byte.
FR7693 Bug Fix a bug where Json Data Tracker Plugin would look for exact content type and ignore any with character set at the end.
FR7765 Bug Fix a bug where Java would get stuck in java.util.zip.Inflater.inflateBytes(Native Method) when handling invalid Json Data.
FR7571 Bug Fix a bug where FR would break when you have a Cookie header and no value
FR7545 Bug Fix a bug where the debugger didnt show the classname for fields, variables in some cases.
FR7544 Bug Fix a bug where the debugger would break with some Lucee versions as CGI scope .size() throws an NullPointerException.
FR7747 Bug Fix an issue where the datasource name is very large for CFMAIL tags and can cause issues for both memory and sending the data to the cloud.
FR7730 Bug Fix a bug where JDBC transactions would never close the underlying Statement. This could cause memory leaks with some JDBC drivers (DB2).
FR7728 Bug Fix a bug where the daily, weekly and monthly reports would still be sent if if the license expired.
FR7725 Bug Fix a ConcurrentModificationException bug in the licensing request code which could cause the first license request after startup to fail.
FR7724 Bug Fix a UI issue in IE11 where the top menu (About/Logs/Plugins) wouldn't work.
FR7719 Bug Fix an issue in the Enterprise Dashboard where you would get a Javascript error when the last ED instance stopping was removed.
FR7716 Bug Remove the license key, which was visible to observer user, from the odl.log file.
FR7710 Bug Fix a bug where FR upgrade banner warning is not dismissable-
FR7708 Bug Fix an issue where the start_ts has been removed from licensing requests in FR 8.0.1 + 8.0.2.
FR7676 Bug Fix a bug where the Kafka mixin would fail with NoSuchField on Kafka 2.2.0.
FR7632 Bug Fix an issue where the legacy JDBC Wrapper only loads on Java 8 and not on Java 9, 10, 11. This could affect some fallback logic if customers had to enable the legacy wrapper instead of the default, faster, mixins.
FR7711 Bug Fix a NullPointerException in the thread list, if the thread finished at the correct time.
FR7462 Bug Fix a NullPointerException on Transaction History page when viewing all transactions but filtering on a subflavor which JDBC requests doesn't understand.


Key Issue Type Summary
FR7689 Improvement Add support for FusionReactors licensing notifications showing HTML links.
FR7688 Improvement Ensure the license session_id is cleared when the license key changes.
FR7687 Improvement Add a link to the support documentation in the the License Connection notification.
FR7681 Improvement Increase ASM version to 7.1
FR7665 Improvement Add link to FR 8 specific Third Party License agreement, but its currently the same as FR 7.
FR7690 Bug Fix an issue where, after upgrading to FR 8 with a manual activated license, FR would become active (for a short period) when it should not.
FR7682 Bug Fix Kafka tracking with Kafka version 2.2.0.
FR7674 Bug The JSON capture feature of FR is showing empty data when application/json header is set but no body exists.
FR7654 Bug Fix the debuggers Resume Thread button so it works on Windows.


Key Issue Type Summary
FR7641 Bug Fix an issue where the debuggers UI would scale incorrectly after moving the slider / separators.
FR7640 Bug Fix a performance issue where the logging capture feature in FusionReactor could cause ColdFusion startup slowness.


Key Issue Type Summary
FR7247 New Feature Support the monitoring of Spring Sessions.
FR7443 New Feature Support the capturing of variables of the stack when transactions fail.
FR7137 New Feature Support for filtering the stacktrace all based on the locks currently being held or waited on.
FR7279 New Feature Support capture of JSON request and responses.
FR7477 New Feature Support for Java 11 (Oracle and OpenJDK).
FR7474 New Feature Capture log statements of slf4j, apache commons and log4j frameworks and CFLOG tags.
FR7589 New Feature Capture log statements via CFLOG tags.
FR7313 New Feature Add a new cloud status page to help support and customer track down connection issues.
FR7611 New Feature Add support for tracking Jedis v2 and v3.
FR7473 New Feature Support for MongoDB drivers > 3.8.0
FR7408 Improvement UI pages with tabs maintain the selection on refresh.
FR7623 Improvement Improve the text fields on the debugger dialog to add more meaning to possible options.
FR7332 Improvement Improve the internal logging of Cloud based requests (IRs) to include more meta data.
FR7442 Improvement Use CF 2018 Monitor class to track all CF metrics.
FR7436 Improvement About page to show the licensing exceptions (in full) to the user.
FR7378 Improvement Add additional information to the Web Metrics summary tables to show Recent WebRequest count, JDBC count and error count.
FR7371 Improvement Improve the email alerts from the enterprise dashboard when a server comes online to include much more information about the server.
FR7204 Improvement Improve the robustness of the Cloud datapack shipping so that it can handle errors more effectively.
FR6775 Improvement Improve licensing so that the license server handles all state and messages so that these can be changed and updated without needing new client functionality or changes.
FR7561 Improvement Improve the debugger's exception error messages when the debugger doesn't have exception support enabled.
FR7560 Improvement Add support for Amazon Corretto 8.
FR7513 Improvement Show the Max MetaSpace value if its been set for the JVM.
FR7512 Improvement Add the actual exception type to the history pages so that the user can see what type of exception occurs without needing to use transaction details page.
FR7534 Improvement Make the server discovery code discover FRAM instances as FRAM server type instead of UNKNOWN.
FR6548 Improvement Improve the left menu of FR so that uncommon entries moved into sub menus and the main menu is more compact.
FR7548 Improvement Include ENV variables in license request data so that the cloud can filter based on this data.
FR7404 Improvement Make threads holding locks now have direct links to their stack trace via lock / thread ID.
FR7531 Bug Fixed a lock contention issue where JDBC, with no memory tracking enabled, would block on the JDBC by Memory series.
FR7509 Bug Fixed an issue where the debugger would not always show all locks currently held by a thread when using the "Suspend Thread" functionality.
FR7506 Bug Fixed a NullPointerException in FusionReactor when viewing profiles via the Cloud UI.
FR7507 Bug Fixed an issue where the Request Content Capture feature would affect ColdFusion AJAX request.
FR7494 Bug Fixed an issue where the "Stack Trace All" Plain view showed 'blocked' threads when the 'waiting' filter was active.
FR7492 Bug Fixed an issue with the licensing debug page 'ODL Information' Copy to Clipboard button throws a JavaScript TypeError.
FR7466 Bug Fixed an issue where ColdFusion requests could be stuck due to the line performance tool even when it is disabled.
FR7444 Bug Fixed an issue where the profiler would break on any java thread which doesn't have a stack trace.
FR7420 Bug Fixed an issue where pressing the start profiler button could result in incorrect profiling of the thread.
FR7421 Bug Fixed an issue where the duration of running profiles didn't update until the thread was profiled. I.e at each sample.
FR7413 Bug Fixed an issue with the decompiler breaking StringConcatFactory but never informing the user why if failed.
FR7409 Bug Fixed an issue with CFHTTP calls in CF 2016 which would throw a NoSuchFieldError when FusionReactor attempted to read the query_string property.
FR7533 Bug Fixed an issue where manually installing FusionReactor (outside of the normal install process) would cause the license activation to fail with a NullPointerException.
FR7498 Bug Fixed a ConcurrentModificationException which could occur if a new tracked statistical series became visible while FusionReactor was preparing a Cloud datapack for upload.
FR7481 Bug Fixed an issue with CFMAIL ColdFusion tag where the from and to addresses would be swapped around.
FR7472 Bug Fixed an issue where internal debug checks were enabled in the release version of FusionReactor which would then break CFPOP CFIMAP tags in ColdFusion.
FR7461 Bug Fixed a NullPointerException in the Cloud Retry thread which could occur when we log the internal state changes of the connection.
FR7416 Bug Fixed a ConcurrentModificationException in the Enterprise Dashboard when servers are registered and deregistered automatically.
FR7402 Bug Fixed the tracking of ColdFusion ASYNC requests in ColdFusion 2018.
FR7388 Bug Fixed an issue where ColdBox transaction names are tracked as index.cfm rather than using event name.
FR7338 Bug Fixed an issue where the description HTTP Client calls was incorrect with some versions.
FR7601 Bug Fixed an issue where the number of transactions sent to the cloud were unlimited.
FR7530 Bug Fixed an issue where the Debugger throws NumberFormatException when using the next frame button in the UI.
FR7482 Bug Fixed an issue where conditional breakpoints fail on CF 2018 because CFEVALUATE signature changed slightly.
FR7425 Bug Fixed a StringIndexOutOfBoundsException when FusionReactor tracks Mongo operations.
FR7426 Bug Fixed Crash Protection and Debug emails when triggered from Grizzly and Jersey WebRequests.
FR7412 Bug Fixed a java.lang.AbstractMethodError when monitoring using WebSockets in WildFly 13.
FR7406 Bug Fixed an issue where stack traces would show the incorrect hash code for a lock under ownable synchronizers.
FR7400 Bug Fixed an issue where the Docker truncated container ID in the license activation message is sometimes discovered incorrectly.
FR7382 Bug Fixed an issue where the host in the description on mongo transaction is sometimes null.
FR7207 Bug Fixed an issue where the profiler would show very short profile times when the profiler kicks in just as the transaction finishes.
FR7590 Bug Fixed an issue where Request would not be filtered / limited when running recent / history IR from the Cloud.
FR7455 Bug Fixed the HitCount data (application / database) information when its sent to cloud. It could sometimes contain partial data.
FR7417 Bug Fixed an issue where transactions do not have the correct application name for some transactions.
FR7617 Bug Fixed an issue where the Request detail from the Cloud would return invalid json.
FR7613 Bug Fixed an issue where the Database page would display negative memory allocations when the setting was disabled for sub transactions.
FR7427 Bug Fixed an issue where the sigar library (native system metrics library) cannot be loaded on IBM I and ARM operating systems and would cause FusionReactor to fail to start.
FR7626 Bug Fixed an issue where the Stack Trace All button would show the label twice due to a UI refresh timing problem.

Issue Details

Type: Technote
Issue Number: FRS-456
Last Updated: Today 2:31 PM
Affects Version:
Fixed Version: 8.0.0
Related Issues: