JVM crash with Server 1.6.0_18 (hotspot 16.0) on Win64 but not 1.6.0_16

Paul Hohensee paul.hohensee at oracle.com
Mon Mar 29 17:25:08 PDT 2010

Assuming you're using the server jvm, try using -XX:-ReduceInitialCardMarks.


On 3/29/10 8:14 PM, David Sitsky wrote:
> Hi,
> I apologise in advance if posting here is not appropriate.  Posting to
> the Sun's forums and submitting a bug report 5 weeks ago has generated
> no activity at all.
> We have a complex data processing application involving many threads
> that is both memory and I/O intensive.  We recently upgraded our
> application to 1.6.0_18 from 1.6.0_16, and have found the application
> can crash after just a few minutes of processing on some data sets,
> with both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of the server JVM on Win64.
> Before this upgrade, the application can run solidly for many hours or
> days without issue.
> I noticed other people have reported similar findings in the forum
> post here: http://forums.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=5424728.
> Interestingly, the client VM was stable.
> I have attached the output from -verbose:gc and the crash file.  Is
> there any interest from members on what we can do to get to the bottom
> of this?  I am happy to run any diagnostics to find more information.

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