Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89181
IBM Java (jdk jre javac) crash & burn
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading from ver 8.0 to 9.0 and running up2date to get the latest ver 9
fixes (problem occured immediately after upgrade), I can't run any Java programs
that ran before he upgrade.
Neiether Websphere Studio Application Developer (i.e IBM JDK 1.3 "J2RE 1.3.1 IBM
build cxia32131-20020622") will run receives a segmentation fault.
Commandline java with IBM JDK 1.3.1 ("J2RE 1.3.1 IBM build cxia32131-20021102")
will not run either. Running the Java2D sample for instance immediately exits
with "Segmentation fault (core dumped)" programs.
Just trying to compile a java program with IBM's JDK 1.4
("J2RE 1.4.0 IBM build cxia32140-20020917a") will not run eithergives a message:
"JVMDG217: Dump Handler is Processing a Signal - Please Wait" and then hogs the
CPU 100% (or more) and the process must be stopped with a 'kill -9' signal.
From some past bugzilla reports I have guessed hat the component involved is
glibc but I haven't verified it in any way...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start WSAD or
2.Run IBM JDK 1.3.1 Java2D sample or
3.try to compile a java program with IBM JDK 1.4
Actual Results: Segmentation faults/core dumps/CPU hogging
Expected Results: I would expect java to function in ver 9 too :-)
Please note that with the kernel that ships with Red Hat Linux 9 comes a new
threading system which "breaks" non-true-POSIX compliant code (which includes
various JVMs). Read your release notes and search for "java" and the
workarounds to attempt to get buggy JVMs to work under Red Hat Linux 9 (or
simply upgrade to the manufacturer's latest JVM that has been tested with
Right, please read RELEASE-NOTES.