Multi-threaded java program hangs in a livelock in pthread_create()

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • Multi-threaded program(java) hung up in pthread_create().
  • The application creates 300-700 threads. Each threads runs an OS command (e.g. ping).

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3/5.4
  • kernel-2.6.18-128.el5
  • kernel-2.6.18-164.15.1.el5

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