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PM23626: A MEMORY LEAK WHEN PERFORMING A SYNCHRONOUS RECEIVES WITHIN A GLOBAL TRANSACTION THAT RETURNS NO MESSAGE

Fixes are available

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

  • When using the Service Integration Bus a memory leak is observed
    when using sychronous receives within a global transaction that
    returns no message. This results in a large number of
    com/ibm/ws/sib/comms/common/XidProxy objects, each owning 2
    byte arrays, and owned by a java/util/HashMap$Entry object.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  Users of the default messaging provider for *
    *                  IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 7.0
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A leak of XidProxy objects occurs       *
    *                      for transactions where a messaging      *
    *                      engine is enlisted, and returns         *
    *                      XA_RDONLY to prepare.                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The problem affects applications connecting to a messaging
    engine over a network, and committing transactions after a
    synchronous JMS receive call returns null.
    
    The bus' network protocol is optimized to only enlist a
    messaging engine into a transaction at the point where work is
    about to be performed. This includes a synchronous JMS receive
    call. If a synchronous JMS receive call does not return
    a message, then no work is actually performed, and the
    messaging engine correctly returns XA_RDONLY in the prepare
    phase of the two-phase commit.
    
    However, the messaging engine incorrectly fails to clean up an
    internal XidProxy state object when it returns XA_RDONLY to
    the network connected transaction manager in this scenario.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The fix for this APAR corrects the messaging engine code so
    that it cleans up the XidProxy state object, when returning
    XA_RDONLY to a network connected transaction manager after
    becoming enlisted in a transaction.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.15.  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

    PM23626

  • Reported component name

    PLAT MSG COM

  • Reported component ID

    620800101

  • Reported release

    300

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-09-30

  • Closed date

    2010-12-02

  • Last modified date

    2010-12-02

  • 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

    PLAT MSG COM

  • Fixed component ID

    620800101

Applicable component levels

  • R300 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
Service Integration Technology

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM23626

Modified date: 02 December 2010