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PM94198: TIMEOUTS MUST BE THE SAME FOR EVERY URL ON A SERVER

Fixes are available

8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
8.5.5.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 2
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
8.5.5.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 3
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.5.5.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 4
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.5.5.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 5
8.5.5.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 6
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
8.5.5.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 7
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.5.5.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 8
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
8.5.5.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
7.0.0.45: 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
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Improvement to Plugin for ServerIOTimeout and static file servin
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Currently, all URLs must follow the     *
    *                      same ServerIOTimeout,                   *
    *                      ServerIOTimeoutRetry, and handshake     *
    *                      timeout rules. Also, there is no        *
    *                      blacklist available for URL's not       *
    *                      intended to be handled by the           *
    *                      application server.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Under the current Plugin model, every URL must use the same
    ServerIOTimeout, ServerIOTimeoutRetry, and Extended Handshake
    / 100 Continue timeout rules.  Not all URLs behave the same
    and there may be a need to time out a request quicker, not
    have every server retried, or even to skip routing the request
    to
    WAS.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Customers using IBM HTTP Server or Apache with this updated
    plugin now have the ability to designate specific URLs that
    will use a modified ServerIOTimeout, ServerIOTimeoutRetry, or
    shortened-timeout for ExtendedHandshake or 100-Continues.
    Whereas, other URLs will continue to use the values specified
    within the Plugin-cfg.xml file.  Note:  When using the
    websphere-shorten-handshake override, it is only a true value
    "1".  The plugin will then use the ConnectTimeout value as the
    wait time for the ExtendedHandshake or 100-Continue responses.
    
    To define a URL based override, you will modify the
    httpd.conf file using SetEnvIf directives.  Like the
    properties available within the Plugin-cfg.xml file, both
    websphere-serveriotimeout & websphere-serveriotimeoutretry can
    accept the same values.
    
    SetEnvIf Request_URI "\.jsp$" websphere-serveriotimeout=10
    SetEnvIf Request_URI "\.jsp$" websphere-serveriotimeoutretry=-1
    SetEnvIf Request_URI "\.jsp$" websphere-shorten-handshake=1
    
    To process a URL locally in the Apache based server, overriding
    the patterns in plugin-cfg.xml:
    
      SetEnvIf Request_URI "\.(jpe?g|gif|css|js)$" skipwas=1
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.31, 8.0.0.8, 8.5.5.2.  Please refer to the
    Recommended Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM94198

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2013-07-31

  • Closed date

    2013-10-10

  • Last modified date

    2015-04-30

  • 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

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM94198

Modified date: 30 April 2015