Jira is creating temporary files multPartReq

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Jira is creating many files with the string name multPartReq* within the directory work/Catalina/localhost/ROOT/


The origin of these files comes from the class PellMultiPartRequest extends MultiPartRequest and documentation states that this is used for file uploads using a form;

Multipart Form Data request.
This class decodes the multipart/form-data stream sent by an HTML form that uses a file input item.

These tmp files are left behind whenever an attachment is attempted to be added to an incorrect URL.

Below is an example of how to reproduce the issue because the file linked does not exist. 

curl -v -D- -u psouza:password -X POST -H "X-Atlassian-Token: no-check" -F "file=@webpack.config.js" http://localhost:8080/jira/browse/BUGTRACK-27

If you investigate your Jira logs, you may find stack traces with the following caused by, that may be the origin of the files:

Caused by: org.apache.catalina.connector.ClientAbortException: java.io.EOFException: Unexpected EOF read on the socket


These are temporary files that can be safely deleted.

(lightbulb) Jira may need to be stopped in order to delete these files because they could be in use by Jira's process.

There is an open feature suggestion to add logging for these files : JRASERVER-73334 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Last modified on Oct 6, 2022

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