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PI61290: AN APPLICATION ERROR CAN STOP LOG ENTRIES FROM BEING WRITTEN TO SYSTEMERR.LOG

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • An application generating an error that is not in xml format
    can cause SimpleXMLParser in VersionInfo.java to fail. Thus log
    entries are no longer written to the SystemErr.log.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: WebSphere Application Server stops      *
    *                      writing error messages to the           *
    *                      SystemErr.log because of an             *
    *                      application generated error             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Whenever an application generates an error message,
    versionInfo is called to log the error message in
    SystemErr.log. While logging the error message VersionInfo
    needs to call an XML parser to parse a xml file. To avoid
    logging the parser's output messages in the SystemError.log,
    VersionInfo sets the JVM System Error to a temporary file
    instead of the default JVM System Error. The problem is that
    VersionInfo fails to restore the default JVM System Error if
    the parser generates an exception.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI61290

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-04-21

  • Closed date

    2016-05-02

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-02

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • 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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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PI61290

Modified date: 02 May 2016