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PM76045: WEBSPHERE APPLICATION SERVER IS NOT SETTING VRA CORRECTLY

Fixes are available

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
7.0.0.33: 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
7.0.0.29: 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

  • DAE (for dump suppression) uses VRA (Variable Recording Area)
    to determine if a dump should be suppressed.  WebSphere
    Application Server is not setting the length for VRA correctly,
    so DAE does not supress the dump.
    
    IP ST FAILDATA on the dump and LOGREC shows there is no data in
    the VRA:
    NO DATA EXISTS IN THE VARIABLE RECORDING AREA
    
    IP VERBEXIT DAEDATA on the dump shows
    THIS DUMP WAS NOT SUPPRESSED BECAUSE
    THE VRA KEY TO ALLOW SUPPRESSION OF DUPLICATE DUMPS WAS ABSENT.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0, V8.0, and V8.5 on z/OS         *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Websphere Application Server for z/OS   *
    *                      dumps from bborlext are not supressed   *
    *                      by dump analysis and elimination        *
    *                      (DAE).                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When SUPPRESS is specified in ADYSETxx, dumps from bborlext
    are not suppressed by DAE. bborlext puts VRADAE into the VRA
    but does not correctly set the length of the VRA so the
    VRA data is ignored by DAE.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Changed the code to set the length of the VRA data.
    
    APAR PM76045 is currently targeted for inclusion in Fix Packs
    7.0.0.29, 8.0.0.6, and 8.5.0.2 of WebSphere Application Server.
    
    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

    PM76045

  • 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

    2012-10-29

  • Closed date

    2012-11-13

  • Last modified date

    2013-07-03

  • 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 UK94926

       UP13/06/20 P F306

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Document information

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

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM76045

Modified date: 03 July 2013