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FilterMutectCalls BUG

sabaferdoussabaferdous Cancer Research UK Member

Dear GATK Team,

I am writing you to discuss a an error while using FilterMutectCalls program and it seems a poential bug.
I wanted to change the default value of **--normal-p-value-threshold **. It looks like the tool doesnt accept this parameter at all. I tried using it with the default value of 0.001 as well.

The program works fine when this parameter is removed. Moreover, the error message also states that BUG: couldn't set field value .

please see the attached command and the error message.

** gatk FilterMutectCalls -V TAR-158_unfiltered.vcf.gz --normal-p-value-threshold 0.0001 -R ../data/hg_ref/genome.fa --contamination-table TAR-158_tumor_calculatecontamination.table -O TAR-158_artifact_0.01.vcf.gz**

Using GATK jar /mnt/gpfs1/lmod/apps/gatk/
java -Dsamjdk.use_async_io_read_samtools=false -Dsamjdk.use_async_io_write_samtools=true -Dsamjdk.use_async_io_write_tribble=false -Dsamjdk.compression_level=2 -jar /mnt/gpfs1/lmod/apps/gatk/ FilterMutectCalls -V TAR-158_unfiltered.vcf.gz --normal-p-value-threshold 0.0001 -R ../data/hg_ref/genome.fa --contamination-table TAR-158_tumor_calculatecontamination.table -O TAR-158_artifact_0.01.vcf.gz
org.broadinstitute.barclay.argparser.CommandLineException$ShouldNeverReachHereException: BUG: couldn't set field value. For normalPileupPValueThreshold in org.broadinstitute.hellbe[email protected]69d45cca with value 1.0E-4 This shouldn't happen since we setAccessible(true)
at org.broadinstitute.barclay.argparser.CommandLineArgumentParser$ArgumentDefinition.setFieldValue(
at org.broadinstitute.barclay.argparser.CommandLineArgumentParser.setArgument(
at org.broadinstitute.barclay.argparser.CommandLineArgumentParser.parseArguments(
at org.broadinstitute.hellbender.cmdline.CommandLineProgram.parseArgs(
at org.broadinstitute.hellbender.cmdline.CommandLineProgram.instanceMain(
at org.broadinstitute.hellbender.Main.runCommandLineProgram(
at org.broadinstitute.hellbender.Main.mainEntry(
at org.broadinstitute.hellbender.Main.main(
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalAccessException: Can not set static final double field to java.lang.Double
at sun.reflect.UnsafeFieldAccessorImpl.throwFinalFieldIllegalAccessException(
at sun.reflect.UnsafeFieldAccessorImpl.throwFinalFieldIllegalAccessException(
at sun.reflect.UnsafeQualifiedStaticDoubleFieldAccessorImpl.set(
at java.lang.reflect.Field.set(
at org.broadinstitute.barclay.argparser.CommandLineArgumentParser$ArgumentDefinition.setFieldValue(
... 7 more

Best regards,

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