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PI07168: COMPENSATION SCOPE LOG GROWS STEADILY UNTIL LOGFULLEXCEPTION FOLLOWING XAER_RMERR FROM CSCOPE XARESOURCE

Fixes are available

7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
8.5.5.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 3
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.5.5.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 4
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.5.5.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 5
8.5.5.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 6
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
8.5.5.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 7
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.5.5.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 8
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
8.5.5.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Compensation Scope log grows until LogFullException.  The
    server cannot be started once LogFullException occurs.
    Historical ffdc records will record a Compensation Scope
    XAResource returning XAER_RMERR to a commit or rollback
    request from the transaction manager.
    

Local fix

  • No work around at this time.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Compensations                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Compensation Scope log grows until      *
    *                      LogFullException.  The affected         *
    *                      server cannot be restarted.             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    In the event of a transient error condition, such as a
    timeout, the Compensation Scope XAResource incorrectly
    returned XAER_RMERR in response to a commit or rollback
    request.  The correct response should be XAER_RMFAIL.
    When the transaction manager receives XAER_RMERR the resource
    manager has indicated via this error code that no further work
    with this transaction may take place.  As a result the
    transaction manager does not retry the commit or rollback and
    forgets the resource managers transaction branch.
    In this case the Compensation Scope XAResource will remain in
    doubt for this transaction and as a result the Compensation
    Scope log will grow.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This APAR resolves the problem by correcting the return code
    in the event of a transient error.  Instead of XAER_RMERR,
    XAER_RMFAIL is returned and the transaction manager will retry
    the XA operation.  When eventually the retry succeeds, the
    Compensation Scope log entry will be deleted and indefinite
    growth avoided.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.33, 8.0.0.9 and 8.5.5.3.  Please refer to the
    Recommended Updates page for delivery information:
    
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI07168

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-12-02

  • Closed date

    2014-03-06

  • Last modified date

    2014-03-06

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R60A PSY

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  • R60H PSY

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  • R60I PSY

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  • R60P PSY

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  • R60S PSY

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  • R60W PSY

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  • R60Z PSY

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  • R61A PSY

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  • R61H PSY

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  • R61I PSY

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  • R61P PSY

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  • R61S PSY

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  • R61W PSY

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  • R61Z PSY

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  • R700 PSY

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  • R800 PSY

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  • R850 PSY

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 610

Reference #: PI07168

Modified date: 06 March 2014