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PI15581: NullPointerException when starting multiple applications at the same time

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

  • When starting an application, the following exceptions will be
    thrown intermittently:
    
    [3/28/14 16:57:22:801 EDT] 00000070 WASAxis2Compo E
    CWWWS7007E: The wps.war application module cannot be loaded
    correctly because of the following error:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.websvcs.deployment.Axis2ServiceConfigPluginManager.ru
    nPreAttach(Axis2ServiceConfigPluginManager.java:117)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.websvcs.deployment.WASAxis2PolicySetConfigurator.asso
    ciatePolicySets(WASAxis2PolicySetConfigurator.java:211)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.websvcs.deployment.WASAxis2PolicySetConfigurator.asso
    ciatePolicySets(WASAxis2PolicySetConfigurator.java:171)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.websvcs.component.WASAxis2ComponentImpl.completeAxis2
    Configuration(WASAxis2ComponentImpl.java:1572)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.websvcs.component.WASAxis2ComponentImpl.moduleMetaDat
    aCreated(WASAxis2ComponentImpl.java:2421)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server users of   *
    *                  JAX-WS web services.                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: java.lang.NullPointerException issue    *
    *                      when starting multiple applications     *
    *                      at the same time.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack containing this APAR.    *
    ****************************************************************
    When starting an application, the Axis2ServiceConfigPlugin
    list will be initialized. If many applications are starting
    simultaneously, the list will be modified by all these
    applications simultaneously because the list is not thread
    safe. That can cause some elements in this list to be missing.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Fixed the problem by modifying the Axis2ServiceConfigPlugin
    list to be thread safe to avoid the NullPointerException.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 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

    PI15581

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-04-10

  • Closed date

    2014-04-25

  • Last modified date

    2014-05-02

  • 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

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 850

Reference #: PI15581

Modified date: 02 May 2014