IBM Support

PM62581: TIMING ISSUE MAP LEAD TO NPE REPORTED IN THE SOAPRequestMonitorServiceContext class.

Fixes are available

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
7.0.0.27: 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
Obtain the fix for this APAR.

Subscribe

You can track all active APARs for this component.

APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The following NPE may be reported in ffdc logs:
    
    FFDC Exception:java.lang.NullPointerException
    SourceId:HttpInboundLink.handleDiscrimination ProbeId:1
    Reporter:com.ibm.ws.http.channel.inbound.impl.HttpInboundLink@50
    9c509c
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.soapchannel.monitor.impl.SOAPRequestMonitorServiceCon
    text.getByteBuffers(SOAPRequestMonitorServiceContext.java:141)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.soapchannel.monitor.impl.SOAPConnectionLink.doApplica
    tionSideDispatch(SOAPConnectionLink.java:185)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.soapchannel.monitor.impl.SOAPConnectionLink.ready(SOA
    PConnectionLink.java:164)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.http.channel.inbound.impl.HttpInboundLink.handleDiscr
    imination(HttpInboundLink.java:452)
    ...
    followed by
    
    FFDC Exception:java.lang.NullPointerException
    SourceId:com.ibm.ws.tcp.channel.ZAioTCPChannel ProbeId:200
    Reporter:com.ibm.ws.tcp.channel.impl.ZAioTCPChannel@466e466e
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.soapchannel.monitor.impl.SOAPRequestMonitorServiceCon
    text.destroy(SOAPRequestMonitorServiceContext.java:152)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.soapchannel.monitor.impl.SOAPConnectionLink.destroy(S
    OAPConnectionLink.java:317)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.http.channel.inbound.impl.HttpInboundLink.destroy(Htt
    pInboundLink.java:158)
    at
    com.ibm.wsspi.channel.base.OutboundConnectorLink.destroy(Outboun
    dConnectorLink.java:63)
    at
    ...
    
    This issue appear to occur under heavy load or stress testing.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0, V8.0, and V8.5 with Web        *
    *                  Services applications used under a heavy    *
    *                  load.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A NullPointerException (NPE) error      *
    *                      may occur in the                        *
    *                      SOAPRequestMonitorServiceContext        *
    *                      class.                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fixpack that contains this fix.   *
    ****************************************************************
    Heavy loads for web services applications may result in an NPE
    error in the SOAPRequestMonitorServiceContext class.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Resources were being returned to a pool for reuse too soon
    resulting in multiple threads updating the same resource.
    
    APAR PM62581 is currently targeted for inclusion in
    WebSphere Application Server Fix Packs 7.0.0.27, 8.0.0.5, and
    8.5.0.2.
    
    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

    PM62581

  • 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

    2012-04-16

  • Closed date

    2012-08-06

  • Last modified date

    2013-02-04

  • 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 UK90578

       UP13/01/18 P F301

Fix is available

  • Select the PTF appropriate for your component level. You will be required to sign in. Distribution on physical media is not available in all countries.



Document information

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

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM62581

Modified date: 04 February 2013