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PH26364: Handling of wildcard or unspecified addresses (i.e. INADDR_ANY) by P2P/SON results in NPE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Handling of wildcard or unspecified addresses (i.e.
    INADDR_ANY) by the Intelligent Management communication
    layer (P2P/SON) results in the following
    java.lang.NullPointerException:
    
    SonP2PShimImp E   ODCF8101E: Unexpected error:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.son.mesh.BroadcastIdMsg.<init>(BroadcastIdMsg.java:1
    19)
    at
    com.ibm.son.mesh.BroadcastMessageManager.sendToAll(Broadcast
    MessageManager.java:667)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.BroadcastRateLimiter.releaseAll(Broad
    castRateLimiter.java:76)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.BroadcastRateLimiter.broadcastEnvelop
    e(BroadcastRateLimiter.java:49)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.SonP2PShimImpl$Worker.oneStep(SonP2PS
    himImpl.java:1337)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.SonP2PShimImpl$Worker.run(SonP2PShimI
    mpl.java:1213)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:798)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server WAS ND edition                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Handling of wildcard or unspecified     *
    *                      addresses (i.e. INADDR_ANY) by P2P/SON  *
    *                      results in NPE.                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Handling of wildcard or unspecified addresses (i.e. INADDR_ANY)
    by the Intelligent Management communication layer (P2P/SON)
    results in the following java.lang.NullPointerException:
    
    SonP2PShimImp E   ODCF8101E: Unexpected error:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.son.mesh.BroadcastIdMsg.<init>(BroadcastIdMsg.java:119)
    at
    com.ibm.son.mesh.BroadcastMessageManager.sendToAll(BroadcastMess
    ageManager.java:667)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.BroadcastRateLimiter.releaseAll(Broadcast
    RateLimiter.java:76)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.BroadcastRateLimiter.broadcastEnvelope(Br
    oadcastRateLimiter.java:49)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.SonP2PShimImpl$Worker.oneStep(SonP2PShimI
    mpl.java:1337)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.SonP2PShimImpl$Worker.run(SonP2PShimImpl.
    java:1213)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:798)
    

Problem conclusion

  • The Intelligent Management communication layer (P2P/SON) has
    been altered to properly handle defined INADDR_ANY addresses.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix
    packs 8.5.5.18 and 9.0.5.5.  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

    PH26364

  • 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

    2020-06-12

  • Closed date

    2020-08-19

  • Last modified date

    2020-08-19

  • 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":"850"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
14 September 2020