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PK43945: TRUNCATION OF APPLICATION SERVER NAME WHEN ISSUING PS -EF COMMAND.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Unable to see process server name (ie dmgr, nodeagent,
    Application Server) when issuing a ps -ef command in Unix due to
    2048 character limit.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: IBM WebSphere Application Server users of    *
    *                 versions 6.0.2 and 6.1.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: You are unable to identify the process  *
    *                      ID of a Server.                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    In Unix environments, the "ps -ef" command will list the
    currently running processes; while listing the processes it
    will also display the arguments that are passed to a process.
    In WebSphere Application Server processes, names of the Cell,
    Node and Server will be passed as the last three arguments.
    Using that you can identify the process ID associated with a
    Server.
    
    Some Unix environments have certain limitations on the "ps-ef"
    command output, so it will truncate the arguments of a
    process which are beyond the limit. Depending on the number
    of arguments, for some Server processes the "ps -ef" command
    could truncate the Server name argument. This will impact
    your ability to identify the process ID associated with a
    Server.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The fix provides an option to display the name of the Cell,
    Node and Server in the front of "ps -ef" command output.
    
    If the custom property,
    
       "com.ibm.websphere.management.launcher.options=
        displayServerInFront"
    
    is set at the Cell scope, then while launching the process the
    System property
    
       "-Dwas.launcher.server=<cell.name>:<node.name>:<server.name>"
    
    will be added as the first argument to the Server process.
    
    This will help you in identifying the process ID associated
    with a Server.
    
    Note: The new System property "-Dwas.launcher.server" will not
    have any functional impact on the Server process.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fixpacks 6.0.2.23 and 6.1.0.13.
    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

    PK43945

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    60A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2007-04-25

  • Closed date

    2007-07-12

  • Last modified date

    2007-07-12

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • LAUNCHER
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R60A PSY

       UP

  • R60H PSY

       UP

  • R60I PSY

       UP

  • R60S PSY

       UP

  • R60W PSY

       UP

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61I PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 6.0

Reference #: PK43945

Modified date: 12 July 2007