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

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Issue

  • 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  [libjvm.so+0x5248b6]
    #
    
    ---------------  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)
    

Environment

  • Sun JDK
  • OpenJDK
  • IBM JDK

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