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PI71849: THE ANONYMOUSXXXXX DIRECTORY OF WSTEMP IS STORED BY BINARYAUDITLOGREADER COMMAND IS NEVER DELEATED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • There is a leak issue of wstemp directory by executing
    AdminTask.binaryAuditLogReader.
    
    If you enable "Audit record signing configuration" in the
    Integrated Solutions Console (ISC-administrative console), it
    seems that the AuditReader generates a new session(with new
    anonymous directory under wstemp), but it doesn't discard the
    session. So the anonymous directory is never deleted and it's
    causing the leak issue of wstemp.
    
    
    A caller may have created a new session (which creates a new
    workspace at the wstemp folder) at each invocation of the
    config service API to query config objects such as cell, node,
    server, etc and forgot to clean up the sessions (invoke config
    service API discard(session)) at the end of query calls.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server who configured Auditing function     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Temporary directories are not cleaned   *
    *                      up                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When AdminTask.binaryAuditLogReader() command is called (or
    Audit function is enabled), temporary workspace directories
    are not cleaned up after the data was processed.  As a result,
    there were growing number of AnonymousXXX directories under
    wstemp directory.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been updated to ensure workspace is cleaned up for
    auditing function.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 8.5.5.12 and 9.0.0.4.  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

    PI71849

  • 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

    2016-11-04

  • Closed date

    2017-01-10

  • Last modified date

    2017-01-10

  • 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

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 October 2021