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PH20314: LOGVIEWER NOT ABLE TO WRITE LOGVIEWER.POS FILE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • LogViewer not able to write logViewer.pos file
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: LogViewer cannot write to               *
    *                      logViewer.pos file                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When trying to run LogViewer using the -resume
    and -resumable commands with no pre-existing position file (ie.
    logViewer.pos, the default .pos file used if no .pos file is
    specified), an error will be thrown saying that "LogViewer
    cannot write to logViewer.pos file" because the file does not
    exist.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code was updated to create a new .pos file if it does not
    already exist.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix packs
    8.5.5.17 and 9.0.5.3.  For more information, see
    'Recommended Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

  • To workaround the issue, the user can manually create their
    own logViewer.pos file (or the .pos file they have
    specified in their -resumable and -resume commands) before
    running the LogViewer command with -resume and -resumable.
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH20314

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-12-16

  • Closed date

    2020-01-20

  • Last modified date

    2020-01-20

  • 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

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"900"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
14 September 2020