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PI87581: TRACE OUTPUT IN RUNTIME TAB WILL SHOW MEMORY BUFFER AS TRACE OUTPUT INSTEAD OF NONE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After a fresh server start, it looks like if customers has the
    Trace
    Output set to None in the Configuration tab, and switches to
    the Runtime
    tab, the Runtime tab will show Memory Buffer as the trace
    output type,
    which is incorrect, as it should be set to None, similar to the
    Configuration tab.
    Note: This issue only happens after a fresh server start,
    during the
    life cycle of the server, the runtime trace output can be
    explicitly set
    to other trace outputs (Memory Buffer or File), and it will get
    set
    correctly.
    

Local fix

  • Manually change the trace option.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server.                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The runtime trace output tab shows      *
    *                      Memory                                  *
    *                      Buffer, instead of None, if None is set *
    *                      in                                      *
    *                      the configuration trace output tab in   *
    *                      the                                     *
    *                      Administrative Console.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When the server is started with the configuration trace output
    tab
    set to None, the runtime trace output will be always set to
    Memory
    Buffer in the Administrative Console. In the runtime trace
    output
    tab, if the Memory Buffer output is set from None, the specified
    Memory Buffer size does not get preserved.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Additional logic was added to the code to set the correct runtim
    trace output reflecting the configuration trace output tab, at t
    server start up. Also, the code was fixed to preserve the specif
    Memory Buffer size, when the runtime trace output is changed fro
    None to Memory Buffer.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.45, 8.0.0.15, 8.5.5.13, 9.0.0.6. Please refer to
    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

    PI87581

  • 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

    2017-09-19

  • Closed date

    2017-11-15

  • Last modified date

    2017-11-15

  • 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

  • R900 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PI87581

Modified date: 15 November 2017