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Indefinite or Deep Recursion Causing Stack Overflow Results in Crashes of Java Processes (Doc ID 1279400.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 06, 2018

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 1.5.0 and later
Red Hat Advanced Server
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Purpose

This document describes how an indefinite or very deep recursion of function calls eventually consumes all available stack space and finally causes the process to crash due to stack overflow.
On Solaris or Linux platforms, the process receives a SEGV signal, and may not even generate an 'hs_err_pid<pid>.log' file.

Troubleshooting Steps

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