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PM58572: NPE WHEN PORTABLE INTERCEPTOR TRIES GET_SLOT OR SET_SLOT...

Fixes are available

8.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 4
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
8.5.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Fix Pack 1
8.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 5
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
8.5.0.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Fix Pack 2
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
7.0.0.25: 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 null pointer exception happens on Z when this is run:
    as we try to run
    com.ibm.rmi.pi.InterceptorManager iterateServerInterceptors:507
    P=259302:O=0:CT Run interceptor:
    us.app.gfw.gap.sessioncontext.corba.pi.GenericPortableIntercepto
    r￵6dc96dc9
                         .
    Then there is this failure:
       FunctionName:
    com.ibm.rmi.pi.InterceptorManager.iterateServerInterceptors:550
    WebSphere:ORB.thread.pool t=006c24d8
       SourceId: ORBRas
       Category: FINE
       ExtendedMessage: The following exception was logged;
    java.lang.NullPointerException
      at
    com.ibm.rmi.pi.ServerRequestInfoImpl.set_slot(ServerRequestInfoI
    mpl.java
    java.lang.NullPointerException at
    com.ibm.rmi.pi.ServerRequestInfoImpl.set_slot(ServerRequestInfoI
    mpl.java     at
    us.app.gfw.gap.sessioncontext.corba.pi.AbstractPortableIntercept
    or.receive_request_service_contexts(AbstractPortableInterceptor.
        java:218) at
    com.ibm.rmi.pi.InterceptorManager.invokeInterceptor(InterceptorM
    anager.j....
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0, V8.0, and V8.5                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A java.lang.NullPointerException is     *
    *                      received when a custom                  *
    *                      ServerRequestInterceptor invokes        *
    *                      set_slot or get_slot on the             *
    *                      ServerRequestInfo in a WebSphere        *
    *                      Application Server for z/OS server.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    WebSphere Application Server for z/OS's implementation of
    org.omg.PortableInterceptor.ServerRequestInfo does not properly
    initialize the slot table associated with the request.  If a
    custom implementation of
    org.omg.PortableInterceptor.ServerRequestInterceptor tries to
    use the slot table via either set_slot or get_slot, a
    java.lang.NullPointerException is thrown to the interceptor.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Code was added to properly initialize the slot table in the
    server request info.
    
    APAR PM58572 is currently targeted for inclusion in Fix Packs
    7.0.0.25, 8.0.0.4, and 8.5.0.1 of WebSphere Application Server.
    
    Please refer to URL:
    //www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=404&uid=swg27006970
    for Fix Pack availability.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM58572

  • 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

    2012-02-20

  • Closed date

    2012-05-04

  • Last modified date

    2012-11-02

  • 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 UK81738

       UP12/10/04 P F210

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Document information

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

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM58572

Modified date: 02 November 2012