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PH09116: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION GENERATED DUE TO A PARTIAL UPDATE OF THE EJB APPLICATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The below NullPointerException is thrown when the router module
    is stopped and started due to a partial update of the EJB
    application:
    
    WASAxis2Exten E WSWS7031E: The java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.ibm.ws.websvcs.extension.WASAxis2ExtensionProcessor
        .createServletConfigs(WASAxis2ExtensionProcessor.java:163)
    at com.ibm.ws.websvcs.extension.WASAxis2ExtensionProcessor
        .<init>(WASAxis2ExtensionProcessor.java:127)
    at com.ibm.ws.websvcs.extension.WASAxis2ExtensionFactory
        .createExtensionProcessor(WASAxis2ExtensionFactory.java:78)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebApp
        .initializeExtensionProcessors(WebApp.java:1408)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebApp
        .commonInitializationFinish(WebApp.java:561)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebAppImpl
        .initialize(WebAppImpl.java:408)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebGroupImpl
        .addWebApplication(WebGroupImpl.java:88)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.VirtualHostImpl
        .addWebApplication(VirtualHostImpl.java:171)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.WSWebContainer
        .addWebApp(WSWebContainer.java:901)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.WSWebContainer
        .addWebApplication(WSWebContainer.java:789)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.component.WebContainerImpl
        .install(WebContainerImpl.java:427)
    at com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.component.WebContainerImpl
        .start(WebContainerImpl.java:719)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ApplicationMgrImpl
        .start(ApplicationMgrImpl.java:1201)
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server users of   *
    *                  JAX-WS Web services.                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NullPointerException occurs when Web    *
    *                      services application is updated in      *
    *                      Rational Application Developer.         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fixpack which includes this       *
    *                  APAR.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    When a Web services EJB application is updated in Rational
    Application Developer (RAD) or Eclipse with WebSphere
    Application Server Developer Tools (WDT), the following
    NullPointerException occurs:
    WASAxis2Exten E WSWS7031E: The java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.websvcs.extension.WASAxis2ExtensionProcessor.create
    ServletConfigs(WASAxis2ExtensionProcessor.java:163)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.websvcs.extension.WASAxis2ExtensionProcessor.<init>(W
    ASAxis2ExtensionProcessor.java:127)
    

Problem conclusion

  • The NullPointerException occurred during automatic restart
    of
    the application because some Aixs2 configuration which is
    required to start the application was not setup correctly.
    The
    problem was fixed by correctly reloading all the Axis2
    configuration when the application is restarted.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.5.5.17 and 9.0.5.2.  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

    PH09116

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-02-28

  • Closed date

    2019-08-21

  • Last modified date

    2019-08-21

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2021