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PI13090: FFDC WITH JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION SOURCEID:COM.IBM.WS.EBA.ODC.EBATREEBUILD

Fixes are available

8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
8.5.5.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 3
8.5.5.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 4
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 5
8.5.5.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 6
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
8.5.5.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 7
8.5.5.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 8
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
8.5.5.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 9
8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14
8.5.5.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 15
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14
8.5.5.17: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 17
8.5.5.20: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.20
8.5.5.18: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 18
8.5.5.19: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 19
8.5.5.16: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 16
8.5.5.21: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.21

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • An FFDC like the following is produced:
    
    FFDC Exception:java.lang.NullPointerException
    SourceId:com.ibm.ws.eba. odc.EBATreeBuilder.getFakeClusterNode
    ProbeId:681 java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.eba.odc.EBATreeBuilder.getFakeClusterNode(EBATreeBu
    i lder.java:811)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.eba.odc.EBATreeBuilder.getTargetClusters(EBATreeBuil
    der.java:777)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.eba.odc.EBATreeBuilder.readApplication(EBATreeBuilde
    r. java:654)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.eba.odc.EBATreeBuilder.readConfig(EBATreeBuilder.jav
    a  :535)
    atc
    om.ibm.ws.eba.odc.EBATreeBuilder.start(EBATreeBuilder.java:266)
    ...
    
    The FFDC is probably produced at shutdown.  There is no
    apparent problem related to this FFDC.
    

Local fix

  • IFix.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: FFDC showing a NullPointerException     *
    *                      is produced.                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Code that produces ODC data does not expect a reference to be
    null.  The reference can be null when the server is shutting
    down.  The ensuing NullPointerException is captured in an
    FFDC, but not rethrown as the processing is not critical.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This APAR avoids the NullPointerException by anticipating that
    the reference may be null.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.0.0.10 and 8.5.5.3.  Please refer to the Recommended
    Updates page for delivery information:
    
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI13090

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-03-05

  • Closed date

    2014-05-16

  • Last modified date

    2014-05-16

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
28 April 2022