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PH20275: THE SESSION MANAGER BEHAVIOR AFTER FIX OF PI78540 IS NOT UPDATED INTO THE KNOWLEDGE CENTER.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • According to the KC below, the session manager cannot
    initialize the application, and the application does not start
    if both the defaultCookieSettings and tuningParams attributes
    are not set.
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ja/SSEQ
    TP_9.0.5/com.ibm.websphere.base.doc/ae/txml_sessionmgt.html
    In
    PI78540, the session manager prints the following message.
    Additionally, the application can start even if an exception is
    thrown.
    --------------------------------------------------
    WASSe
    ssion E WsSessionMgrComponentImpl
    initSessionManagerConfigFromRCS Missing Session Manager element
    tuningParams or defaultCookieSettings
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at com.ibm.ws.session.WsSessionM
    grComponentImpl.initSessionManagerConfigFromRCS(WsSessionMgrComp
    onentImpl.java:604)
     at com.ibm.ws.session.WsSessionMgrComponent
    Impl.getSessionMgrConfig(WsSessionMgrComponentImpl.java:781)
    
    at com.ibm.ws.session.WsSessionContextRegistry.getSMC(WsSessionC
    ontextRegistry.java:167)
     at com.ibm.ws.session.SessionContextRe
    gistry.getSessionContext(SessionContextRegistry.java:139)
    ------
    --------------------------------------------
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Session manager throw                   *
    *                      java.lang.NullPointerException when     *
    *                      contexts are missing from session       *
    *                      management configuration                *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When defaultCookieSettings or tuningParams attributes are not
    set in server.xml, Session manager may result
    java.lang.NullPointerException.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Code changes were made to prompt better messages and indicate
    default session settings are used.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.18 and 9.0.5.3.  For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH20275

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-12-13

  • Closed date

    2020-02-24

  • Last modified date

    2020-02-24

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU048","label":"IBM Software"}, "Product":{"code":"SSCVS22","label":"General"},"Component":"","ARM Category":[],"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"900","Edition":""}]

Document Information

Modified date:
24 February 2020