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PM76516: NEED TO BLOCK SDK FEATURE CHANGE IN SILENT MODIFY, UPDATE OR ROLLBACK

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Install WebSphere Application Server offering such as Base
    8.5.0.1 or 8.5.5.0 with core.feature and 32-bit SDK feature.
    Try to modify SDK feature to 64-bit by imcl command. You would
    expect this silent modify to be blocked because the SDK
    feature is not allowed to be modified.
    However, in 8.5.0.1 or later version, the block bundle does not
    seem to be working, and lets the modify continue, until you
    get a failure:
    "CRIMA1020E ERROR: Failed to extract zip
    com.ibm.websphere.JDK6.32bit.jre_002_linux.ppc32_x
    8.5.1.201210040426. File
    /test/root/installs/AppServer/java/./jre/lib/rt.jar already
    exists. "
    
    This is a regression issue, the blocking bundle worked well
    on 8.0.0.5 and 8.5.0.0. But not in 8.5.0.1.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V8.0 and V8.5                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Attempts to change SDK from 64-bit to   *
    *                      32-bit or from 32-bit to 64-bit with    *
    *                      update, modify, or rollback causes      *
    *                      installation of new SDK to fail         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    If you try to modify SDK for 32-bit to 64-bit or 64-bit to
    32-bit, the SDK bundle will block the operation. However the
    sdk bundle shares the same dataKey="user.featuresRequired.1"
    with the feature validation bundle. And sometimes, the SDK
    bundle is not called. Another issue is the bundle does not
    validate SDK features when updating or rollback.
    

Problem conclusion

  • To prevent the problem we now:
    
    1. Use a different dataKey for com.ibm.ws.sdk.feature.v85
    bundle dataKey="user.sdk.featuresRequired".
    
    2. Implement validation methods for update and rollback
    opertations.
    
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 8.0.0.6, and 8.5.0.2.  Please refer to the
    Recommended Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM76516

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-05

  • Closed date

    2013-01-02

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-01

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 850

Reference #: PM76516

Modified date: 01 March 2013


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