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PM12920: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION OCCURS DURING NODE SYNCHRONIZATION WHEN ONLY AN ASSETS XML FILES ARE BEING UPDATED.

Fixes are available

7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for AIX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for HP-UX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for IBM i
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Linux
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Solaris
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Windows
7.0.0.13: Java SDK 1.6 SR8FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for AIX
7.0.0.15: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for HP-UX
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for IBM i
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Linux
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Solaris
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Windows
7.0.0.17: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 17
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 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

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • A NullPointerException occurs when only making a change to
    the xml files of an asset. The code is trying to extract
    asset binaries when only an asset's xml files are being
    updated, and this should not be happenining.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  Users of OSGi applications with IBM         *
    *                  WebSphere Application Server version        *
    *                  7.0.                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Asset archives are expanded when only   *
    *                      asset configuration files have changed. *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Asset archives are expanded when only asset configuration
    files have changed. An asset archive needs to be re-expanded
    only when the asset archive has been updated. The expansion
    attempt might cause the following FFDC entry to be written:
    
    FFDC Exception:java.lang.NullPointerException
    SourceId:com.ibm.ws.management.bla.sync.steps.SyncDelete.execute
    FineGrainedUpdate ProbeId:383 java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.management.bla.sync.BLASyncUtils.getUpdatePath(BLASyn
    cUtils.java:347)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.management.bla.sync.steps.SyncExtract.executeFineGrai
    nedUpdate(SyncExtract.java:36 0)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.management.bla.sync.steps.SyncExtract.execute(SyncExt
    ract.java:228)
    at
    com.ibm.wsspi.management.bla.op.compound.Phase.execute(Phase.jav
    a:151)
    at
    com.ibm.wsspi.management.bla.op.compound.CompoundOperation._doPh
    aseExecute(CompoundOperation.java:102)
    at
    com.ibm.wsspi.management.bla.op.compound.CompoundOperation.doExe
    cute(CompoundOperation.java:85)
    at
    com.ibm.wsspi.management.bla.op.Operation.execute(Operation.java
    :158)
    at
    com.ibm.wsspi.management.bla.op.compound.CompoundOperation.execu
    te(CompoundOperation.java:68)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.management.bla.sync.BLABinaryProcessor.postProcess(BL
    ABinaryProcessor.java:553)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.management.bla.sync.BLABinaryProcessor.onChangeComple
    tion(BLABinaryProcessor.java:448)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.management.repository.FileRepository.postNotify(FileR
    epository.java:1916)
    

Problem conclusion

  • The asset expansion algorithm which runs as part of
    configuration save operations and node synchronization
    operations was corrected.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.13. Please refer to the Recommended Updates page
    for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg270049800
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM12920

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-04-22

  • Closed date

    2010-08-03

  • Last modified date

    2010-08-03

  • 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 #: PM12920

Modified date: 03 August 2010