"Jstat -gc <pid>" failed when Windows service for Java process is using domain user

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  • jstat -gc <pid> fails to run, throwing IllegalArgumentException: Could not open PerfMemory, error 2

  • The command psexec.exe -h -s C:\java-11-openjdk-<version>\bin\jstat.exe -gc <PID> throws the following error:

    sun.jvmstat.monitor.MonitorException: <pid> not found
            at jdk.internal.jvmstat/sun.jvmstat.perfdata.monitor.protocol.local.PerfDataBuffer.<init>(PerfDataBuffer.java:84)
            at jdk.internal.jvmstat/sun.jvmstat.perfdata.monitor.protocol.local.LocalMonitoredVm.<init>(LocalMonitoredVm.java:68)
            at jdk.internal.jvmstat/sun.jvmstat.perfdata.monitor.protocol.local.MonitoredHostProvider.getMonitoredVm(MonitoredHostProvider.java:77)
            at jdk.jcmd/sun.tools.jstat.Jstat.logSamples(Jstat.java:107)
            at jdk.jcmd/sun.tools.jstat.Jstat.main(Jstat.java:70)
    Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Could not map vmid to user name
            at java.base/jdk.internal.perf.Perf.attach(Native Method)
            at java.base/jdk.internal.perf.Perf.attachImpl(Perf.java:272)
            at java.base/jdk.internal.perf.Perf.attach(Perf.java:202)
            at jdk.internal.jvmstat/sun.jvmstat.perfdata.monitor.protocol.local.PerfDataBuffer.<init>(PerfDataBuffer.java:64)
            ... 4 more


  • Windows
    • 2012R2, 2019
  • OpenJDK
    • 11
  • Java process running as service
    • domain user/service account is used for the service

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