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PI38446: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION WHEN RUNTIME IS BEING STARTED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Theb following NullPointerException to be thrown during
    startup.
    
    [3/30/15 13:36:12:384 CDT] 0000000a ContainerHelp E
    WSVR0501E: Error creating component null [class
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ResourceMgrImpl]
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at com.ibm.ws.runtime.config.ConfigObjectImpl.getValue
     (ConfigObjectImpl.java:374)
     at com.ibm.ws.runtime.config.ConfigObjectImpl.getString
     (ConfigObjectImpl.java:639)
     at com.ibm.ws.runtime.config.AbstractConfigObject.getString
     (AbstractConfigObject.java:36)
     at com.ibm.ws.runtime.resource.ResourceHelper.getJndiName
     (ResourceHelper.java:50)
     at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ResourceMgrImpl
     .collectJndiNames(ResourceMgrImpl.java:1214)
     ........
     at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ServerImpl.start
     (ServerImpl.java:502)
     ........
     at com.ibm.wsspi.bootstrap.WSPreLauncher.launchEclipse
     (WSPreLauncher.java:341)
     at com.ibm.wsspi.bootstrap.WSPreLauncher.main
     (WSPreLauncher.java:111)
    

Local fix

  • Fix invalid cmpDatasource configuration in resources.xml
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Invalid document references result in   *
    *                      NullPointerException                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The WebSphere Application Server Runtime Configuration Service
    handles the reading and processing of configuration artifacts
    during runtime. In cases in which the configuration service
    encounters a file that contiains in invalid reference (usually
    a cross-document "href" link, which are not allowed in the
    configuration), the configuration processing fails with a
    NullPointerException.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The configuration service now handles the null reference and
    throws an IllegalStateException with a message indicating the
    specific field being processed at the time of the failure.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.39.  Please refer to the Recommended Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI38446

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-04-05

  • Closed date

    2015-06-29

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-22

  • 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



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PI38446

Modified date: 22 September 2015