Analysis on JDK-8022321 java/lang/ref/ fails intermittently

Peter Levart peter.levart at
Fri Jan 10 10:57:28 UTC 2014

On 01/10/2014 09:31 AM, Peter Levart wrote:
> Since we suspect there's something wrong with exception handling in 
> interpreter, I devised a hypothetical reproducer that tries to 
> simulate ReferenceHandler in many aspects, but doesn't require to be a 
> ReferenceHandler:
> This is designed to run indefinitely and only terminate if/when thread 
> dies. Could you run this program in the environment that causes the 
> OOMEInReferenceHandler test to fail and see if it terminates?

I forgot to mention that in order for this long-running program to 
exhibit interpreter behaviour, it should be run with -Xint option. So I 

-Xmx24M -XX:-UseTLAB -Xint

Regards, Peter

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