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PM48261: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION AT NODE AGENT STARTUP IN USERDIROVERRIDE

Fixes are available

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
7.0.0.21: 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

  • At node agent startup, a FFDC entry is cut for a
    NullPointerException in UserDirOverride.
    
    FFDC entry for the NPE looks like:
    
    FFDC Exception:java.lang.NullPointerException
    SourceId:com.ibm.ws.management.system.smgr.util.UserDirOverride
    ProbeId:102
    Reporter:com.ibm.ws.management.system.smgr.util.UserDirOverride@
    687d687d
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.ibm.ws.management.system.smgr.util.UserDirOverride.
      getCustomPropertyFromServer(UserDirOverride.java:166)
    at com.ibm.ws.management.system.smgr.util.
      UserDirOverride.setUserDir(UserDirOverride.java:84)
    at com.ibm.ws.management.system.smgr.JobManagerAdminImpl.
      initialize(JobManagerAdminImpl.java:71)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerHelper.
      initWsComponent(ContainerHelper.java:1191)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerHelper.
      initializeComponent(ContainerHelper.java:1098)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerHelper.
      initializeComponents(ContainerHelper.java:900)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerImpl.
      initializeComponents(ContainerImpl.java:776)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerImpl.
      initializeComponents(ContainerImpl.java:750)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ServerImpl.
      initialize(ServerImpl.java:333)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.WsServerImpl.
      bootServerContainer(WsServerImpl.java:280)
    ....
    

Local fix

  • none - this does not cause an issue
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All WebSphere Application Server            *
    *                  V7.0 Network Deployment users.              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: During node agent startup FFDC is       *
    *                      being logged for NullPointerException.  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The exception is logged in FFDC and it is happening during
    nodeagent startup. The reason it caused a NullPointerException
    is because the code tried to find APPLICATION_SERVER type.
    Example of FFDC log shown as below:
    Exception:java.lang.NullPointerException
    SourceId:com.ibm.ws.management.system.smgr.util.UserDirOverride
    ProbeId:102
    Reporter:com.ibm.ws.management.system.smgr.util.UserDirOverride@
    23202320
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.management.system.smgr.util.UserDirOverride.getCustom
    PropertyFromServer(UserDirOverride.java:166)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.management.system.smgr.util.UserDirOverride.setUserDi
    r(UserDirOverride.java:84)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.management.system.smgr.JobManagerAdminImpl.initialize
    (JobManagerAdminImpl.java:71)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerHelper.initWsComponent(Con
    tainerHelper.java:1191)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerHelper.initializeComponent
    (ContainerHelper.java:1098)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerHelper.initializeComponent
    s(ContainerHelper.java:900)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerImpl.initializeComponents(
    ContainerImpl.java:776)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerImpl.initializeComponents(
    ContainerImpl.java:750)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ServerImpl.initialize(ServerImpl.ja
    va:333)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.WsServerImpl.bootServerContainer(WsServerImpl
    .java:280)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.WsServerImpl.start(WsServerImpl.java:214)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.WsServerImpl.main(WsServerImpl.java:666)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.WsServer.main(WsServer.java:59)
    

Problem conclusion

  • Code was modified to properly process a null
    APPLICATION_SERVER type during nodeagent startup so a FFDC log
    will not get generated.
    
    APAR PM48261 is currently targeted for inclusion in Service
    Level (Fix Pack) 7.0.0.21 of WebSphere Application Server V7.0.
    
    Please refer to URL:
    //www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=404&uid=swg27006970
    for Fix Pack availability.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM48261

  • 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

    2011-09-20

  • Closed date

    2011-10-13

  • 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 #: PM48261

Modified date: 03 February 2012