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  2. JDK-6840775

Multiple JVM crashes seen with 1.6.0_10 through early access of 1.6.0_14 - possibly related to GC


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        Customer has a J2EE application which they are migrating from Java 1.5 to Java 1.6.

        After migration, they're experiencing all kinds of crashes of the JVM, with essentially the same code as they had before.

        While analyzing the problem, they created a few stand-alone java programs that can manifest some of the crashes without the entire platform code (in excess of 1.4 million lines of code), external libraries of application servers. Please see the attached jar file for the test cases.

        Details on the crashes their experiencing are posted at http://forums.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=5384686

        Test cases shows various SIGBUS crashes. The crashes mostly occur when using CMS, but problems can also be seen when using the default gc as chosen by ergonomics. So it is possible we have a C2 issue here as well as an issue with GC.

        Customer is running the application on a Solaris 10 (non zoned) Sun Sparc T5220.

        Please see comments section of the bug for the steps to reproduce these crashes.

        I noticed that the crashes from the test cases occur fairly quickly with 1.6.0_10 through early access of 1.6.0_14. In my tests, I have not reproduced the crash with 1.6.0_05 and 1.6.0_07 yet. Although the _05 test had to be terminated due to a system resource issue. The _07 test has been currently running for about 18 hours now. It is interesting to note that 1.6.0_05 and 1.6.0_07 are using hotspot 10 while 1.6.0_10 and higher are using hotspot 11.


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                  kvn Vladimir Kozlov
                  mhmccart Mary Mccarthy
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