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Malformed input or input contains unmappable characters

Problem

Errors/failures in the Git Integration for Jira application indexing.

Diagnosis

Jira admins will see a message similar to the one below in the Jira log: /application-logs/atlassian-jira.log:

Error

2019/10/01 12:34:56 Malformed input or input contains unmappable characters: /var/jira/data/git-plugin/150_repository_name/refs/heads/hølaf
java.nio.file.InvalidPathException: Malformed input or input contains unmappable characters: /var/jira/data/git-plugin/150_repository_name/refs/heads/hølaf
    at sun.nio.fs.UnixPath.encode(UnixPath.java:147)
    at sun.nio.fs.UnixPath.<init>(UnixPath.java:71)
    at sun.nio.fs.UnixFileSystem.getPath(UnixFileSystem.java:281)
    at java.io.File.toPath(File.java:2234)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.util.FileUtils.fileAttributes(FileUtils.java:672)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.util.FS.fileAttributes(FS.java:457)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.internal.storage.file.FileSnapshot.save(FileSnapshot.java:118)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.internal.storage.file.RefDirectory.scanRef(RefDirectory.java:1153)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.internal.storage.file.RefDirectory.readRef(RefDirectory.java:1125)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.internal.storage.file.RefDirectory.pack(RefDirectory.java:764)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.internal.storage.file.RefDirectory.pack(RefDirectory.java:736)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.internal.storage.file.PackedBatchRefUpdate.execute(PackedBatchRefUpdate.java:180)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.lib.BatchRefUpdate.execute(BatchRefUpdate.java:635)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.FetchProcess.executeImp(FetchProcess.java:224)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.FetchProcess.execute(FetchProcess.java:124)
    at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.Transport.fetch(Transport.java:1271)
    at com.bigbrassband.jira.git.services.gitmanager.SingleGitManagerImpl.fetch(SingleGitManagerImpl.java:1260)
    at com.bigbrassband.jira.git.services.indexer.revisions.GitPluginIndexManagerImpl.fetchImpl(GitPluginIndexManagerImpl.java:515)
    at com.bigbrassband.jira.git.services.indexer.revisions.GitPluginIndexManagerImpl.callFetch(GitPluginIndexManagerImpl.java:502)
    at com.bigbrassband.jira.git.services.indexer.revisions.GitPluginIndexManagerImpl.updateIndex(GitPluginIndexManagerImpl.java:339)
    at com.bigbrassband.jira.git.services.indexer.revisions.RevisionIndexerImpl$1.doRun(RevisionIndexerImpl.java:151)
    at com.bigbrassband.jira.git.services.indexer.revisions.QueueEntry.run(QueueEntry.java:82)
    at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:511)
    at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1149)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:624)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)

Cause

Atlassian recommends UTF-8 or Unicode encoding, and case-insensitive collation. In most cases, problems are due to a misconfiguration in one of the components.

Solutions

See Atlassian help article: Troubleshoot character display issues in Jira server.

Contact Us
If you still have a question – reach out to our Support Desk or email us at gijsupport@bigbrassband.com.

 

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