Java crash in "CompilerThread" or "JIT Compilation Thread"

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  • We have crashed our JBoss servers three times due to memory segment faults.
  • JBoss is crashing and producing a fatal error and core dump.
  • The beginning of Sun JDK/OpenJDK fatal error log shows the following:

    # An unexpected error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:
    #  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00002aaaaafe08b6, pid=9053, tid=1093802304
    # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (1.5.0_19-b02 mixed mode)
    # Problematic frame:
    # V  []
    ---------------  T H R E A D  ---------------
    Current thread (0x00002aab84d33400):  JavaThread "CompilerThread1" daemon [_thread_in_native, id=9073]
    siginfo:si_signo=11, si_errno=0, si_code=1, si_addr=0x0000000000000008
  • The IBM javacore shows the following:

    1XMCURTHDINFO  Current Thread Details
    NULL           ----------------------
    3XMTHREADINFO      "JIT Compilation Thread" TID:0x30EE1D00, j9thread_t:0x30116E4C, state:R, prio=10
    3XMTHREADINFO1            (native thread ID:0x3700b7, native priority:0xb, native policy:UNKNOWN)


  • Sun JDK
  • OpenJDK

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