NullPointerException when property <allow-concurrent-calls> for EJB3 stateful session beans in weblogic-ejb-jar.xml is set to true. (Doc ID 1320859.1)

Last updated on JUNE 09, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version: 10.3 and later   [Release: and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On WebLogic 10.3 (WLS), EJB3 Stateful session bean is deployed successfully.  But when attempting to get EJB, during runtime, with JNDI, the following NamingException (due to NullPointerException) is thrown in server log -
com.myco.BrowserSessionException: javax.naming.NamingException: java.lang.NullPointerException [Root exception is java.lang.NullPointerException]
at com.myco.client.ServiceFactory.createBrowserSession(ServiceFactory.java:78)
...
at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.processActionPerform(RequestProcessor.java:421)
at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.process(RequestProcessor.java:226)
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.process(ActionServlet.java:1164)
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.doPost(ActionServlet.java:415)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:727)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:820)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:292)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.TailFilter.doFilter(TailFilter.java:26)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:42)
at com.myco.control.filters.HeaderFilter.doFilter(HeaderFilter.java:103)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:42)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.run(WebAppServletContext.java:3496)
at weblogic.security.acl.internal.AuthenticatedSubject.doAs(AuthenticatedSubject.java:321)
at weblogic.security.service.SecurityManager.runAs(Unknown Source)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.securedExecute(WebAppServletContext.java:2180)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.execute(WebAppServletContext.java:2086)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.run(ServletRequestImpl.java:1406)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:201)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:173)
javax.naming.NamingException: java.lang.NullPointerException [Root exception is java.lang.NullPointerException]
at weblogic.ejb.container.internal.OpaqueReferenceImpl.getReferent(OpaqueReferenceImpl.java:80)
at weblogic.ejb.container.internal.AggregatableOpaqueReference.getReferent(AggregatableOpaqueReference.java:109)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.WLNamingManager.getObjectInstance(WLNamingManager.java:96)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.ServerNamingNode.resolveObject(ServerNamingNode.java:377)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.resolveObject(BasicNamingNode.java:856)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:209)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.WLEventContextImpl.lookup(WLEventContextImpl.java:254)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.WLContextImpl.lookup(WLContextImpl.java:380)
at javax.naming.InitialContext.lookup(InitialContext.java:392)
at com.myco.client.ServiceFactory.createBrowserSession(ServiceFactory.java:76)
...
at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.processActionPerform(RequestProcessor.java:421)
at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.process(RequestProcessor.java:226)
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.process(ActionServlet.java:1164)
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.doPost(ActionServlet.java:415)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:727)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:820)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:292)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.TailFilter.doFilter(TailFilter.java:26)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:42)
...
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:42)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.run(WebAppServletContext.java:3496)
at weblogic.security.acl.internal.AuthenticatedSubject.doAs(AuthenticatedSubject.java:321)
at weblogic.security.service.SecurityManager.runAs(Unknown Source)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.securedExecute(WebAppServletContext.java:2180)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.execute(WebAppServletContext.java:2086)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.run(ServletRequestImpl.java:1406)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:201)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:173)
java.lang.NullPointerException
at weblogic.ejb.container.manager.StatefulSessionManager.getLockTimeout(StatefulSessionManager.java:345)
at weblogic.ejb.container.manager.StatefulSessionManager.acquireLock(StatefulSessionManager.java:367)
at weblogic.ejb.container.manager.StatefulSessionManager.create(StatefulSessionManager.java:1021)
at weblogic.ejb.container.manager.StatefulSessionManager.createBean(StatefulSessionManager.java:1142)
at weblogic.ejb.container.manager.StatefulSessionManager.remoteCreateForBI(StatefulSessionManager.java:1153)
at weblogic.ejb.container.internal.StatefulEJBHomeImpl.getBusinessImpl(StatefulEJBHomeImpl.java:217)
at weblogic.ejb.container.internal.StatefulEJBHomeImpl.getBusinessImpl(StatefulEJBHomeImpl.java:205)
at weblogic.ejb.container.internal.OpaqueReferenceImpl.getReferent(OpaqueReferenceImpl.java:72)
at weblogic.ejb.container.internal.AggregatableOpaqueReference.getReferent(AggregatableOpaqueReference.java:109)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.WLNamingManager.getObjectInstance(WLNamingManager.java:96)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.ServerNamingNode.resolveObject(ServerNamingNode.java:377)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.resolveObject(BasicNamingNode.java:856)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:209)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.BasicNamingNode.lookup(BasicNamingNode.java:214)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.WLEventContextImpl.lookup(WLEventContextImpl.java:254)
at weblogic.jndi.internal.WLContextImpl.lookup(WLContextImpl.java:380)
at javax.naming.InitialContext.lookup(InitialContext.java:392)
at com.myco.client.ServiceFactory.createBrowserSession(ServiceFactory.java:76)
...
at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.processActionPerform(RequestProcessor.java:421)
at org.apache.struts.action.RequestProcessor.process(RequestProcessor.java:226)
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.process(ActionServlet.java:1164)
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.doPost(ActionServlet.java:415)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:727)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:820)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:292)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.TailFilter.doFilter(TailFilter.java:26)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:42)
...
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:42)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.run(WebAppServletContext.java:3496)
at weblogic.security.acl.internal.AuthenticatedSubject.doAs(AuthenticatedSubject.java:321)
at weblogic.security.service.SecurityManager.runAs(Unknown Source)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.securedExecute(WebAppServletContext.java:2180)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.execute(WebAppServletContext.java:2086)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.run(ServletRequestImpl.java:1406)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:201)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:173)

The stateful session bean does not show up in the JNDI tree in WLS admin console either.

Cause

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