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PI89254: ACTIVITYPUBLISHER CAN MOVE BETWEEN DMGR AND NODEAGENT, IF ACTIVITYPUBLISHER IS DEACTIVATED, NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION OCCURS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • ActivityPublisher can move between DMGR and NodeAgent, if
    ActivityPublisher is deactivated, NullPointerException
    occurs.
    This exception is confusing but does not affect function.
    This APAR is to correct the output.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of WebSphere Application          *
    *                  Server Network Deployment                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A null pointer exception is logged in   *
    *                      SystemOut.log when ActivityPublisher    *
    *                      is                                      *
    *                      being shutdown.                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    A null pointer exception is logged in SystemOut.log when
    ActivityPublisher is being shutdown.  This exception doesn't
    cause any operational issues because this exception happens
    when
    another instance of the ActivityPublisher is active in dmgr or
    one of the node agents.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code was updated to gracefully handle the case where an
    Activity Publisher is starting while another Activity Publisher
    is shutting down
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix
    pack 8.5.5.13.  Please refer to the Recommended Updates page for
    delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI89254

  • 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

    2017-10-24

  • Closed date

    2017-11-15

  • Last modified date

    2018-03-05

  • 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:
19 October 2021