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PM24289: Excessive object locking in the JAX-RPC runtime during heavy load may cause a performance degradation or hang

Fixes are available

6.1.0.37: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.47: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fix Pack 47
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.39: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP4 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.41: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP5 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.43: Java SDK 1.5 SR13 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.45: Java SDK 1.5 SR14 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.47: Java SDK 1.5 SR16 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
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 you run JAX-RPC client under heavy load you might
    experience a performance degradation problem or server hang.
    
    A symptom of this problem can be seen in the javacore file.
    The user may notice a number of threads blocked within the
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/MessageContext.setPort method.
    
    Here is an example:
    
    "WebContainer : 00002" (TID:0x000000002EBF0E00,
    sys_thread_t:0x0000000025D2D630, state:B, native
    ID:0x00000000000044B4) prio=5
    at
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/MessageContext.setPort(MessageCont
    ext.java:799(Compiled Code))
    at
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/MessageContext.setTargetPort(Messa
    geContext.java:760(Compiled Code))
    at
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/client/Connection.invoke(Connectio
    n.java:590(Compiled Code))
    at
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/client/Connection.invoke(Connectio
    n.java:495(Compiled Code))
    at
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/client/Stub$Invoke.invoke(Stub.jav
    a:977(Compiled Code))
    at some_Web_Services_Client_Code
    ...
    

Local fix

  • N/A.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1 and   *
    *                  V7.0 users of JAX-RPC                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Excessive object locking in the         *
    *                      JAX-RPC runtime during heavy load may   *
    *                      cause a performance degradation or      *
    *                      apparent server hang                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack containing this APAR.    *
    ****************************************************************
    When you run many (100+) JAX-RPC clients in the same JVM, you
    might experience a performance degradation problem or apparent
    server hang.
    
    A symptom of this problem can be seen in the javacore file.
    You may notice a number of threads blocked within the
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/MessageContext.setPort method.
    
    Here is an example:
    
    "WebContainer : 00002" (TID:0x000000002EBF0E00,
    sys_thread_t:0x0000000025D2D630, state:B, native
    ID:0x00000000000044B4) prio=5
    at
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/MessageContext.setPort(MessageCont
    ext.java:799(Compiled Code))
    at
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/MessageContext.setTargetPort(Messa
    geContext.java:760(Compiled Code))
    at
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/client/Connection.invoke(Connectio
    n.java:590(Compiled Code))
    at
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/client/Connection.invoke(Connectio
    n.java:495(Compiled Code))
    at
    com/ibm/ws/webservices/engine/client/Stub$Invoke.invoke(Stub.jav
    a:977(Compiled Code))
    at some_Web_Services_Client_Code
    ...
    

Problem conclusion

  • The JAX-RPC runtime must synchronize access to common data
    structures.  A performance degradation or apparent server hang
    may occur if too much processing is done with a synchronized
    block.  This will cause the other threads to wait for access.
    
    The JAX-RPC runtime code associated with the
    MessageContext.setPort method is changed to reduce the amount
    of processing within the synchronized block.  The code has
    also been improved to limit the number of synchronized blocks.
    These changes improve performance.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 6.1.0.37 and 7.0.0.17.  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

    PM24289

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    61A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-10-11

  • Closed date

    2010-12-06

  • Last modified date

    2010-12-06

  • 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

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61I PSY

       UP

  • R61P PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R61Z PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 6.1

Reference #: PM24289

Modified date: 06 December 2010