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

David Holmes David.Holmes at oracle.com
Mon Mar 29 21:43:13 PDT 2010


David Sitsky said the following on 03/30/10 14:00:
>> On 30 March 2010 11:25, Paul Hohensee <paul.hohensee at oracle.com> wrote:
>>> Assuming you're using the server jvm, try using -XX:-ReduceInitialCardMarks.
>> Many thanks for your message.  I'll give this a try and will let you
>> know how this goes.
> That did indeed seem to fix the issue.  Many thanks for your help.  I
> can see searching for this flag quite a few other people have been hit
> by this issue with 1.6.0_18.
> Are there any bad side-effects in specifying
> -XX:-ReduceInitialCardMarks for production code?
> Does anyone know if there will be a 1.6.0_19 release with this issue
> fixed so a flag doesn't need to be specified?

6u19 is already announced:


but I can't comment on whether this issue might already have been 
addressed, and if not when it might be addressed.

David Holmes

> Cheers,
> David

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