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PI68142: HPEL READER THROWS NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION ERROR WHILE GIVEN INVALID JAVA LOG LEVEL

Fixes are available

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

  • Create a HPEL record = RepositoryLogRecord(null, "X", "false",
    "false","false", "FATAL") and then the record.getLevel()
    function will return null because FATAL is not a Java standard
    log level. This will cause the HPEL component to throw an NPE
    exception:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.logging.hpel.reader.HpelFormatter.formatMessag
    e(HpelFormatter.java:379)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.logging.hpel.reader.HpelBasicFormatter.formatR
    ecord(HpelBasicFormatter.java:54)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.logging.hpel.reader.HpelFormatter.formatRecord
    (HpelFormatter.java:504)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.logging.hpel.reader.HpelFormatterTest.messageL
    evelTest(HpelFormatterTest.java:240)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.logging.hpel.reader.HpelBasicFormatterTest.tes
    tMessage
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V8.5 and V9.0 users of High          *
    *                  Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL)       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Create a HPEL record =                  *
    *                      RepositoryLogRecord(null, "X",          *
    *                      "false" ,"false","false", "FATAL") and  *
    *                      then the record.getLevel() function     *
    *                      will return null                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    FATAL is not a Java standard log level. This will cause the
    HPEL component to throw the following NPE exception:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.logging.hpel.reader.HpelFormatter.formatMessag
    e(HpelFormatter.java:379)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.logging.hpel.reader.HpelBasicFormatter.formatR
    ecord(HpelBasicFormatter.java:54)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.logging.hpel.reader.HpelFormatter.formatRecord
    (HpelFormatter.java:504)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.logging.hpel.reader.HpelFormatterTest.messageL
    evelTest(HpelFormatterTest.java:240)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.logging.hpel.reader.HpelBasicFormatterTest.tes
    tMessage
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI68142

  • 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

    2016-08-26

  • Closed date

    2016-11-01

  • Last modified date

    2016-11-01

  • 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

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 October 2021