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PM32958: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION IN ANNOTATIVEMETADATAMANAGERIMPL

Fixes are available

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

  • [2/12/11 1:22:12:778 KST] 00000042 annotations   E
    AnnotativeMetadataManagerImpl merge Caught exception while
    merging
                                     java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.ws.amm.AnnotativeMetadataManagerImpl.mergePreProcess(Ann
    otativeMetadataManagerImpl.java:518)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.amm.AnnotativeMetadataManagerImpl.merge(AnnotativeMet
    adataManagerImpl.java:141)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.amm.commonarchive.AnnotationsProcessorImpl.merge(Anno
    tationsProcessorImpl.java:115)
     at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.impl.EJBJarFileI
    mpl.processAnnotations(EJBJarFileImpl.java:438)
     at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.impl.EJBJarFileI
    mpl.getDeploymentDescriptor(EJBJarFileImpl.java:369)
     at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.impl.EJBJarFileI
    mpl.getDeploymentDescriptor(EJBJarFileImpl.java:218)
     at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor48.invoke(Unknown Source)
     at
    sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethod
    AccessorImpl.java:25)
     at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:600)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.xd.util.mapper.PackageMapper$MapperProxy.invoke(Packa
    geMapper.java:361)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.xd.util.mapper.$Proxy40.getDeploymentDescriptor(Unkno
    wn Source)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.xd.visualizationengine.cacheservice.cacheimpl.Partiti
    onConfigCache.initializeEntityCache(PartitionConfigCache.java:22
    5)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.xd.visualizationengine.cacheservice.AbstractIndexCach
    e$InitializeEntityWorker.run(AbstractIndexCache.java:1427)
     at com.ibm.ws.util.ThreadPool$Worker.run(ThreadPool.java:1563)
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NullPointerException from               *
    *                      AnnotativeMetadataManagerImpl           *
    *                      mergePreProcess or mergePostProcess.    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When accessing application data for an application which
    contains annotation metadata, processing which generates an
    exception will fail to display the original exception and will
    instead display a NullPointerException.
    
    The NullPointerException occurs within an exception handler.
    The failure to display the original exception and will prevent
    full problem analysis.
    
    For example:
    
    [2/12/11 1:22:12:778 KST] 00000042 annotations   E
    AnnotativeMetadataManagerImpl merge Caught exception while
    merging
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.amm.AnnotativeMetadataManagerImpl.mergePreProcess(Ann
    otativeMetadataManagerImpl.java:518)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.amm.AnnotativeMetadataManagerImpl.merge(AnnotativeMet
    adataManagerImpl.java:141)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.amm.commonarchive.AnnotationsProcessorImpl.merge(Anno
    tationsProcessorImpl.java:115)
    at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.impl.EJBJarFileI
    mpl.processAnnotations(EJBJarFileImpl.java:438)
    at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.impl.EJBJarFileI
    mpl.getDeploymentDescriptor(EJBJarFileImpl.java:369)
    at
    org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.impl.EJBJarFileI
    mpl.getDeploymentDescriptor(EJBJarFileImpl.java:218)
    at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor48.invoke(Unknown Source)
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM32958

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-02-16

  • Closed date

    2011-04-27

  • Last modified date

    2011-04-27

  • 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

  • R700 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM32958

Modified date: 27 April 2011