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PI91256: ODCF8101E JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION THROWN

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • 'ODCF8101E java.lang.NullPointerException thrown
    from
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.BroadcastRateLimiter.broadcastEnvelop
    e
    (BroadcastRateLimiter.java:56) during server shutdown
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server WAS ND edition- Virtual              *
    *                  Enterprise/IM Component                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NPE thrown from                         *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.BroadcastRateLim *
    *                      iter.broadcastEnvelope(BroadcastRateLim *
    *                      iter.java:56) during shutdown.          *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    During server shutdown there exists a timing window in the On-
    Demand Configuration (ODC) component that can result in an
    ODCF8101E java.lang.NullPointerException message being logged in
    SystemOut.log which is thrown from
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.BroadcastRateLimiter.broadcastEnvelope(Br
    oadcastRateLimiter.java:56). This NullPointerException is benign
    and will not result in any run-time issues.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The shutdown logic of the On-Demand Configuration (ODC)
    component has been altered to avoid the possibility of incurring
    a java.lang.NullPointerException being thrown from
    com.ibm.ws.wsgroup.p2p.BroadcastRateLimiter.broadcastEnvelope(Br
    oadcastRateLimiter.java:56).
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix
    pack 8.5.5.14 and 9.0.0.8.  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

    PI91256

  • 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

    2017-12-07

  • Closed date

    2018-04-27

  • Last modified date

    2018-04-27

  • 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:
18 October 2021