Problem when project name contains Chinese characters


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CA Application Test


If the project name or the directory contains Chinese characters, the project can be opened from DevTest Workstation in Windows OS. However, vsm/vsi files in the Chinese name project cannot be deployed to VSE which is running in the AIX server. The vse.log includes the error message like:
2018-05-31 03:57:29,544Z (23:57) [ServerRequestResponder 1] ERROR com.itko.lisa.coordinator.CoordinatorImpl - Failed to stage MAR
java.nio.file.InvalidPathException: Malformed input or input contains unmappable characters: /lisatmp_10.2.4/lads/BC8AAC93648611E88F450011257E5DB2/[Chinese Project Name]/Data
 at sun.nio.fs.UnixPath.encode(
 at sun.nio.fs.UnixPath.(
 at sun.nio.fs.UnixFileSystem.getPath(
 at java.nio.file.Paths.get(
When using the old LISA 7.5.2, this type of problem did not occur.


This could be JDK problem not the product problem.


Release: Service Virtualization 10.2

DevTest Workstation is in Windows OS

Other DevTest components are in AIX


Adding these two lines

in $LISA_HOME/bin/*.vmoptions files for DevTest components which are needed to run the AIX server solved the problem.

Additional Information

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InvalidPathException for chinese filename