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PI76481: LOCALSERVICEPROVIDER INITIALIZATION FAILS WITH NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • LocalServiceProvider initialization fails with
    NullPointerException in ProfileManager when running in non-WAS
    Java process.
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.initialize(ProfileManager.java:358
    1)
    at com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.<init>(ProfileManager.java:279)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.singleton(ProfileManager.java:286)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ServiceProvider.initialize(ServiceProvider
    .java:137)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ServiceProvider.<init>(ServiceProvider.jav
    a:146)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ServiceProvider.singleton(ServiceProvider.
    java:121)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.client.LocalServiceProvider.locateService(
    LocalServiceProvider.java:295)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.client.LocalServiceProvider.<init>(LocalSe
    rviceProvider.java:146)
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server users of   *
    *                  federated repositories                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When using LocalServiceProvider to      *
    *                      connect from a non-WAS Java process,    *
    *                      a NullPointerException will be          *
    *                      encountered.                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The following stack trace may be found in logs or FFDC,
    indicating that the exception has been encountered:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.initialize(ProfileManager.java:358
    1)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.<init>(ProfileManager.java:279)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.singleton(ProfileManager.java:286)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ServiceProvider.initialize(ServiceProvider
    .java:137)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ServiceProvider.<init>(ServiceProvider.jav
    a:146)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ServiceProvider.singleton(ServiceProvider.
    java:121)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.client.LocalServiceProvider.locateService(
    LocalServiceProvider.java:295)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.client.LocalServiceProvider.<init>(LocalSe
    rviceProvider.java:146)
    

Problem conclusion

  • The null condition is now checked to prevent a
    NullPointerException.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 8.0.0.14, 8.5.5.12 and 9.0.0.5.  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

    PI76481

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-02-12

  • Closed date

    2017-05-16

  • Last modified date

    2017-05-16

  • 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 APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 900

Reference #: PI76481

Modified date: 16 May 2017


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