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PI70873: java.lang.NullPointerException might occur during a request's cleanup.

Fixes are available

16.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 16.0.0.4
17.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.1
17.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.2
17.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.3
17.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.4
18.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.1
18.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.2
18.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.3
18.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.4
19.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.1
19.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.2
19.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.3
19.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.4
19.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.5
19.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.6
19.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.7
19.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.8
19.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.9
19.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.10
19.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.11
19.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.12
20.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.1
20.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.2
20.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.3
20.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.4
20.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.5
20.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.6
20.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.7
20.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.8
20.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.9
20.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.10
20.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.11
20.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.12

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using Servlet 3.1, a java.lang.NullPointerException
    might occur near the end of the request's cleanup cycle.
    There is no impact in the application's functionality.  The
    following stack should identify the issue:
    
    Exception = java.lang.NullPointerException
    >Source =
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.srt31.SRTConnectionContext.finishCon
    nection
    >probeid = 74
    >Stack Dump = java.lang.NullPointerException
    >	at
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer31.srt.SRTServletRequest31.cleanupFro
    mFinish(SRTServletRequest31.java:144)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Liberty - Web Container              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: java.lang.NullPointerException might    *
    *                      occur during a request's cleanup.       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When using Servlet 3.1, a java.lang.NullPointerException might
    occur near the end of the request's cleanup cycle.  There should
    be no impact in any application's functionality.  The following
    stack should identify the issue:
    
    Exception = java.lang.NullPointerException
    >Source =
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.srt31.SRTConnectionContext.finishConnect
    ion
    >probeid = 74
    >Stack Dump = java.lang.NullPointerException
    >	at
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer31.srt.SRTServletRequest31.cleanupFromFin
    ish(SRTServletRequest31.java:144)
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI70873

  • Reported component name

    WAS LIBERTY COR

  • Reported component ID

    5725L2900

  • Reported release

    CD0

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-10-18

  • Closed date

    2016-10-18

  • Last modified date

    2016-10-18

  • 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

    WAS LIBERTY COR

  • Fixed component ID

    5725L2900

Applicable component levels

  • RCD0 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
18 October 2021