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PI61135: STACKOVERFLOW CAUSED BY SLF4J INFINITE LOOKUP.

Fixes are available

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
9.0.5.7: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 7
9.0.5.8: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5.8
8.5.5.20: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.20
8.5.5.18: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 18

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • stackoverflow caused by SLF4J infinite lookup.
    

Local fix

  • na
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V8.5 and above                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: StackOverflowError when classloader     *
    *                      traces are enabled with slf4j logging   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Users who are using slf4j for logging and enable classloader
    traces might encounter a StackOverflowError. The Stacktrace
    might look like the following:
    java.lang.StackOverflowError
    ServletWrappe E com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.servlet.ServletWrapper
    service Uncaught service() exception thrown by servlet
    TestServlet: java.lang.StackOverflowError: operating system
    stack overflow
    at
    org.slf4j.bridge.SLF4JBridgeHandler.getSLF4JLogger(SLF4JBridgeHa
    ndler.java:198)
    at
    org.slf4j.bridge.SLF4JBridgeHandler.publish(SLF4JBridgeHandler.j
    ava:293)
    at java.util.logging.Logger.log(Logger.java:1302)
    at com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr.logToJSR47Logger(Tr.java:1720)
    at com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr.fireEvent(Tr.java:1675)
    at com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr.fireTraceEvent(Tr.java:1594)
    at com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr.entry(Tr.java:815)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.classloader.CompoundClassLoader.loadClass(CompoundCla
    ssLoader.java:556)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:663)
    at
    org.slf4j.bridge.SLF4JBridgeHandler.getSLF4JLogger(SLF4JBridgeHa
    ndler.java:198)
    at
    org.slf4j.bridge.SLF4JBridgeHandler.publish(SLF4JBridgeHandler.j
    ava:293)
    at java.util.logging.Logger.log(Logger.java:1302)
    at com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr.logToJSR47Logger(Tr.java:1720)
    at com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr.fireEvent(Tr.java:1675)
    at com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr.fireTraceEvent(Tr.java:1594)
    at com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr.entry(Tr.java:815)
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI61135

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-04-20

  • Closed date

    2016-07-14

  • Last modified date

    2016-07-14

  • 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

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 November 2021