PM54287: ABEND DURING REBUILD CATALOG WHEN BAD PDFS ARE PRESENT.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When attempting to extract metadata from a PDF without proper
    XREF tables, the rebuild catalog process may abend with an 0C4.
    CEEDUMP traceback will be similar to
    
    
     Entry       E  Offset  Statement   Load Mod
     CEEHDSP     +00004220              CEEPLPKA
     CEEHRNUH    +00000096              CEEPLPKA
     PDF_CrossReferenceTableEntry::getId() const
                 +00000008  1656        pdfapi.so
     PDF_CrossReferenceTable::getCrossReferenceTableEntry
                 +00000062  1095        pdfapi.so
     PDF_CrossReferenceTable::objectIdInUse(long) const
                 +00000048  1374        pdfapi.so
     PDF_MasterCrossReferenceTable::getLatestObjectOffset
                 +0000005A  442         pdfapi.so
     PDF_MasterCrossReferenceTable::getLatestObjectOffset
                 +0000002E  518         pdfapi.so
     PDF_File::getLatestObjectOffset(const PDF_ObjectRefe
                 +0000002A  2706        pdfapi.so
     PDF_TrailerDictionary::getInfoDictionary()
                 +00000114  130         pdfapi.so
     PDF_File::getDocNum() const
                 +000000A4  2131        pdfapi.so
     Catalog::AddPDFDetail(const char*,const char*,BOOKDE
                 +0000059C  6098        EPHBOOKS
     Catalog::AddPDF(const char*,const char*,const char*,
                 +00000194  6600        EPHBOOKS
     Catalog::AddDirectory(const char*)
                 +000005C6  7076        EPHBOOKS
     Catalog::Rebuild()
                 +0000037C  8111        EPHBOOKS
     ephcatcm    +00000148  186         EPHBOOKS
     processAdministration()
                 +000016EC  2018        EPHBOOKS
     main        +00000D2C  2758        EPHBOOKS
    

Local fix

  • Remove any invalid PDFs from the Library Server collecitons.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Users with certain PDFs produced by vendors. *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: During the Library Server rebuild       *
    *                      catalog process, when certain PDFs are  *
    *                      present an 0C4 abend occurs and rebuild *
    *                      catalog fails.  This problem was        *
    *                      introduced with support for PDFs with   *
    *                      compressed X-refs in August of 2011.    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Fix tested with PDFs which caused the problem.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Apply the PTF.
    340Y
    EPHBKSRV
    EPHPDFA
    

Temporary fix

  • *********
    * HIPER *
    *********
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM54287

  • Reported component name

    BKMGR BOOKSRVR

  • Reported component ID

    5655A2000

  • Reported release

    340

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    YesHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-12-13

  • Closed date

    2012-03-27

  • Last modified date

    2012-04-03

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    PM54306 UK77429

Modules/Macros

  • EPHBKSRV EPHPDFA
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    BKMGR BOOKSRVR

  • Fixed component ID

    5655A2000

Applicable component levels

  • R340 PSY UK77429

       UP12/03/29 P F203

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.



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More support for:

Library Server for z/OS

Software version:

340

Operating system(s):

z/OS

Reference #:

PM54287

Modified date:

2012-04-03

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