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PK56247: PK31377 ONLY MADE CHANGES TO CALL FILTER IN RESPONSE TO 404 ERROR FOR JSP AND STATIC FILES, NOT SERVLETS.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Customer is running 6.1.0.9 with come.ibm.ws.webcontainer.
    invokeFiltercompatibility set to true, and it's not working
    per PK31377. Lv. 3 team update indicates that PK31377 only
    made changes to call filters in response to a 404 error for
    jsp's and static files, but not servlets.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: IBM WebSphere Application Server users with  *
    *                 applications which use filters.              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: If a servlet becomes unavailable the    *
    *                      filter(s) defined for the servlet       *
    *                      is (are) not called.                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    A filter defined for a servlet is called before the servlet is
    started and may, for example, forward or redirect the request
    to a different servlet. However, in a situation in which the
    servlet becomes unavailable for any reason, the filters are not
    called and a 404 - file not found error is returned.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The webcontainer has been updated to also call filters defined
    for a servlet when the servlet is unavailable.
    
    However, in order to enable the behavior provided by this APAR
    the following existing webcontainer custom property must first
    be set to true:
    
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.invokeFiltersCompatibility.
    
    This custom property is not case sensitive. Please refer to
    the following technote for instructions on enabling
    webcontainer custom properties:
    
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rss=180&uid=swg21284395
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fixpacks 6.0.2.27 and 6.1.0.15. 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

    PK56247

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPH APP SERV

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    60A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2007-11-08

  • Closed date

    2008-01-04

  • Last modified date

    2008-01-04

  • 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

    WEBSPH APP SERV

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R60A PSY

       UP

  • R60H PSY

       UP

  • R60I PSY

       UP

  • R60P PSY

       UP

  • R60S PSY

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  • R60W PSY

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  • R60Z PSY

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  • R61A PSY

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  • R61H PSY

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  • R61I PSY

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  • R61P PSY

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  • R61S PSY

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  • R61W PSY

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  • R61Z PSY

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 6.0

Reference #: PK56247

Modified date: 04 January 2008


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