Opening JSP in the Page Designer causes java.lang.StackOverflowError error in RAD

I tried to open a JSP file in RAD7.5 and I got java.lang.StackOverflowError! RAD shutdown after this error and was throwing the same error while starting up. I did not want to make any change in JSP so my only goal was to some how start the RAD.

I resolved the issue by following steps:

1. Open workbench.xml in the folder \workspace_root\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.ui.workbench

2. Search for JSP name in the file, it will get you to the following tag

<editor id=”” name=mycompany.jsp” … </editor>

3. Comment out this tag as and try to start up the RAD. You may also consider to comment all the tags that contains JSP name but for only commenting the <editor tag resolved the RAD start-up issue.

<!– <editor id=”” name=”AdvancedFee.jsp” … </editor> –>

The solution to this issue is documented on following IBM technote:


About Ishtiaque

I am IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect, Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, Oracle Certified Programmer in Java and Web Component Developer, and TOGAF 9 certified with over 10 years of support and development experience in IBM middleware software and Java. Additionally, have a sound grip in databases and OpenStack administration. I hold the following certifications: IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) TOGAF 9 Certified Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE6 Web Component Developer Oracle Certified Professional – Java 6 Programmer ITIL v3 Foundation Certified IBM Certified Solution Architect – Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Portal V8, V7, V6.1, V6 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server V7, V6.1 IBM Certified System Administrator – AIX V7 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere MQ V7 IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5 IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V3 IBM Certified Solution Developer – WebSphere Portal V5.1
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