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PM43561: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION OCCURS IN JAXB RUNTIME WHILE MARSHALLING A DOCUMENT

Fixes are available

7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
8.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 2
8.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 3
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
8.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 4
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
8.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 5
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
8.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 6
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
8.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 7
8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
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
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
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 may occur while marshalling a document
    with an element which has an xsi:type attribute.
    
    Sample stack trace:
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.impl.SerializationContext.getObje
    ctIndex(SerializationContext.java:190)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.impl.SerializationContext.getObje
    ctIndex(SerializationContext.java:182)
    at
    example.ExampleType2_JAXB_Serialization_Stub.write(example.Examp
    leType2_JAXB_Serialization_Stub.java)
    at
    example.ExampleType1_JAXB_Serialization_Stub_1.write(example.Exa
    mpleType1_JAXB_Serialization_Stub_1.java)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.impl.SerializationStub.writeJAXBE
    lementCommon(SerializationStub.java:210)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.impl.SerializationStub.writeRootJ
    AXBElement(SerializationStub.java:180)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.JAXB_Serialization_Root_Stub.writ
    e(com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.JAXB_Serialization_Root_Stub.ja
    va)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.MarshallerImpl.marshal(Marshaller
    Impl.java:163)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0   *
    *                  and V8.0 users of JAXB and JAX-WS.          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A NullPointerException may occur in     *
    *                      the JAXB runtime while marshalling an   *
    *                      XML document.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack that contains this       *
    *                  APAR.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    When running a JAXB or JAX-WS application, a
    NullPointerException may occur when attempting to marshal a
    document containing an element which has an xsi:type attribute.
    Here is an example error:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.impl.SerializationContext.getObje
    ctIndex(SerializationContext.java:190)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.impl.SerializationContext.getObje
    ctIndex(SerializationContext.java:182)
    at
    example.ExampleType2_JAXB_Serialization_Stub.write(example.Examp
    leType2_JAXB_Serialization_Stub.java)
    at
    example.ExampleType1_JAXB_Serialization_Stub_1.write(example.Exa
    mpleType1_JAXB_Serialization_Stub_1.java)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.impl.SerializationStub.writeJAXBE
    lementCommon(SerializationStub.java:210)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.impl.SerializationStub.writeRootJ
    AXBElement(SerializationStub.java:180)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.JAXB_Serialization_Root_Stub.writ
    e(com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.JAXB_Serialization_Root_Stub.ja
    va)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.marshal.MarshallerImpl.marshal(Marshaller
    Impl.java:163)
    

Problem conclusion

  • The issue was fixed by adding a required null check within the
    JAXB Marshaller.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.21 and 8.0.0.2. Please refer to the Recommended
    Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM43561

  • 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

    2011-07-12

  • Closed date

    2011-09-14

  • Last modified date

    2011-09-14

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM43561

Modified date: 14 September 2011