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PI49800: THE ORG.ECLIPSE.JST.J2EE.COMMONARCHIVECORE.FILTERBINARIES PROPERTY IS NOT APPLIED TO LOOSE APPLICATIONS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The client is experiencing slow application start for an
    application to which a NAS mount is attached to a .war
    directory within the installedApplications directory of the
    application.
    
    The NAS mount contains many files.  Normal application
    processing, which obtains a full listing of the files, is
    excessively delayed because of the large number of files.
    
    The system property
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.FILTERBINARIES, which has
    been provided for this scenario, is being set, but is having no
    effect.
    
    The problem is caused by an internal coding problem, in which
    the API which is used to specify application paths follows a
    code path which is not coded to use the FILTERBINARIES property.
    

Local fix

  • This specific client was able to workaround the issue by
    "unmounting" the NAS mount and starting the server.  Then, the
    client added the NAS mount.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0 who use the FILTERBINARIES      *
    *                  property                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Slow application start not resolved     *
    *                      by use of FILTERBINARIES custom         *
    *                      property.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    This problem is particular to users who have very large file
    sets which are causing very long application startup times,
    and who are attempting to use the custom property
    "org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.FILTERBINARIES" to
    reduce startup times.  When FILTERBINARIES is working
    properly, startup times are reduced in proportion to the
    number of files which are removed.  For this problem, the
    expected reduction in startup time is not being achieved.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The FILTERBINARIES custom property was not used in all code
    paths which perform file listings during application startup.
    
    The problem was resolved by a code change which enables
    FILTERBINARIES filtering in the missing code path.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.41.  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

    PI49800

  • Reported component name

    IHS HV AIX

  • Reported component ID

    5725C0100

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-10-01

  • Closed date

    2016-01-19

  • Last modified date

    2016-03-03

  • 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 #: PI49800

Modified date: 03 March 2016