Bug 61991 - Servlets on Linux crashing Alpha-VMS NFS server with Null Pointer Exception
Servlets on Linux crashing Alpha-VMS NFS server with Null Pointer Exception
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Pete Zaitcev
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-03-26 11:47 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-19 12:05:59 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-03-26 11:47:56 EST
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Description of problem:
I currently am using Java Servlets to access a data-output log located on an 
Alpha-VMS system through NFS.  I am using a BufferedInputStream to read and 
parse the data in real-time.  When the servlet throws a NullPointerException 
that has not been caught, it crashes the NFS server on the Aplha.  I know that 
the obvious answer would be to catch the exception (which I have now 
implemented) but was wondering if this was a bug within the current NFS spec.  
It would seem very odd, and weak of NFS, that a little NullPointerException 
would crash the NFS server.  

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.write servlet to read file across platform using NFS with BufferedInputStream.
2.read through to the end of the file
3.if the data that was searched for was not found and nothing is returned to 
the webapplication, then a null pointer is thrown.  this is usually what causes 
the crash

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