IV13160: NETWORKINTERFACE.GETBYNAME RETURNS NULL FOR A VALID ENTRY

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Message: NetworkInterface.getByName() returns null for a
    valid entry on a Linux system.
    .
    Stack Trace: N/A
    .
    This usually happens on the systems on which large number of
    virtual interfaces are created and closed.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The field size used by JVM for reading the entries from OS
    properties file is not good enough to handle bigger values
    (values greater than 255).
    

Problem conclusion

  • This defect will be fixed in:
    6.0.0 SR11
    6.0.1 SR3
    7.0.0 SR3
    .
    The JVM is updated to handle any number of network interfaces by
    using a bigger field size.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV13160

  • Reported component name

    JAVA CLASS LIBS

  • Reported component ID

    620700130

  • Reported release

    600

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-01-13

  • Closed date

    2012-04-02

  • Last modified date

    2012-09-02

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    JAVA CLASS LIBS

  • Fixed component ID

    620700130

Applicable component levels

  • R600 PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP



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Document information


More support for:

Runtimes for Java Technology
Java Class Libraries

Software version:

6.0

Reference #:

IV13160

Modified date:

2012-09-02

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