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PM44024: STACKOVERFLOWERROR DURING SYNCNODE OPERATION OF WASPOSTUPGRADE WHEN TRANSFORMING THE JAVA_HOME VARIABLE

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

  • During migration, a java.lang.StackOverflowError occurs during
    syncNode operation (in the WASPostUpgrade step) as the
    transformer tries to resolve variable JAVA_HOME.
    
    The stacktrace might look like the following when obtaining the
    syncNode.log file:
    
    BBOJ0059I: Transforming:
    /WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/default/config/cells/cellname
    nodes/nodename/servers/servername/variables.xml
    java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
    .at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessor
    sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethod
    .at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:611)
    .at com.ibm.ws.bootstrap.WSLauncher.main(WSLauncher.java:267)
    ....
    Caused by: java.lang.StackOverflowError
    .at org.apache.xpath.VariableStack.getLocalVariable(Unknown
    .at org.apache.xpath.operations.Variable.execute(Unknown Source)
    .at org.apache.xpath.operations.Variable.execute(Unknown Source)
    org.apache.xpath.functions.FuncSubstringAfter.execute(Unknown
    .at org.apache.xpath.XPath.execute(Unknown Source)
    org.apache.xalan.transformer.TransformerImpl.transform(Unknown
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.trans.Config2NativeTransformerXal
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.gate.RepositoryImpl.fullTransform
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.Config2Native.transform(Config2Na
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.Config2Native.transform(Config2Na
    com.ibm.ws.management.util.zos.Config2Native.main(Config2Native.
    
    The variables.xml will have
    
    JAVA_HOME=${JAVA_HOME}
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0 and V8.0 on z/OS migrating a    *
    *                  profile.                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The JAVA_HOME variable is incorrectly   *
    *                      migrated, causing a                     *
    *                      StackOverflowError exception during     *
    *                      WASPostUpgrade.                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The JAVA_HOME variable at the server level is set to
    ${JAVA_HOME} during migration. The first time this variable is
    accessed, it causes a StackOverflowError trying to resolve the
    value.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been fixed to not set JAVA_HOME=${JAVA_HOME}
    during migration.
    
    APAR PM44024 is currently targeted for inclusion in
    Service Level (Fix Pack)  of WebSphere
    Application Server  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

  • Modify the value of JAVA_HOME to the actual location.
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM44024

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3500

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-07-19

  • Closed date

    2011-08-23

  • Last modified date

    2012-02-03

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3500

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY UK74996

       UP12/01/18 P 1201

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM44024

Modified date: 03 February 2012