Java SE Fails After Patch Installation with "java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: requested -4 bytes for size_t " or "Illegal Instruction"
Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016
Applies to:Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 1.4.2 to 1.5.0 [Release 1.4 to 1.5]
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Java SE 1.4.2 and Java SE 5 fail after the Solaris 10 recommended patchset was installed. The problem is usually not observed in the global zone. One or more non-global zones are affected, not necessarily all non-global zones.
Error message from Java SE 5 (this example is from 1.5.0_21):
/BUILD_AREA/jdk1.5.0_21/hotspot/src/os/solaris/vm/os_solaris.cpp. Out of swap
and/or (this example is from Java SE 1.5.0_22):
# An unexpected error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:
# Internal Error (4F533F534F4C415249533F53504152430E4350500054 FF), pid=27154, tid=1
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (1.5.0_22-b03 mixed mode)
# An error report file with more information is saved as hs_err_pid27154.log
Error message from Java SE 1.4.2:
Error message from Java SE 5 pkgadd installation (shell script debugging output of Java SE 1.5.0_22):
This problem shows up after patch sets including the S10U8 rejuvenated kernel update patch were installed in the global zone, 141444-09 (Solaris 10 Sparc) or 141445-09 (Solaris 10 on x86) .
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