Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 969195
Cryptic NullPointerExceptions in XATTR Classes
Last modified: 2014-04-03 21:48:29 EDT
There is a possibility that this bug only has one cause - and that both source experiencing it in the stacktrace in fact reached it via the similarly bad configurations.
But in any case, a better error message is required. NullPointerExcptions should only occur if a field is null for unknown reasons - in this case - we know that the field is null because the system is not able to access xattrs.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 996297 ***