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PI36921: TIMING ISSUE CAUSES APC TO SEE INCORRECT VALUE OF PROACTIVEIDLESTOP, RESULTING IN VIOLATION OF MINIMUM INSTANCES

Fixes are available

8.5.5.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 6
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
8.5.5.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 9
8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
9.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 1
9.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 2
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
9.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 3
9.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 4
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
9.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 5
9.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 6
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
9.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 7
9.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 8
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14
9.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 9
9.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 15
9.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 11
9.0.5.0: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Refresh Pack
9.0.5.1: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 1
9.0.5.2: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 2
8.5.5.17: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 17
9.0.5.3: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 3
9.0.5.4: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 4
9.0.5.5: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 5
9.0.5.6: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 6

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In certain situations, when enabling and disabling lazy start,
    when re-enabling, APC doesn't correctly see this.  There is a
    timing issue that causes it to think that min should be 0 and
    so it never meets the proper min instances.
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V8.5                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A timing issue causes APC to see        *
    *                      incorrect value of proactiveIdleStop    *
    *                      property, resulting in violation of     *
    *                      minimum instances                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When switcing from lazy start with proactiveIdleStop property
    enabled to minimum number of instances and disabling
    proactiveIdleStop for a dynamic cluster, due to a timing
    issue, Application Placement Controller (APC) thinks the
    proactiveIdleStop property is enabled and overrides the
    minimum instances value by setting it to zero.
    

Problem conclusion

  • When proactiveIdleStop is triggered by process inactivity,
    changes were made to first check whether configuration was
    updated for minimum number of server instances value prior
    to allowing it to stop the server instance.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.5.5.6.  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

    PI36921

  • 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

    2015-03-12

  • Closed date

    2015-05-29

  • Last modified date

    2016-08-16

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 October 2021