Java SE 6: Java VM Parameter '-XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=31' May Affect Stability

(Doc ID 1310220.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Java Platform, Standard Edition - Version 6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


There was evidence that the use of '-XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=31' could lead to instabilities
of the Java VM in Java SE 6:


 CR# 7032381
 CMS: repeated crashes in instanceKlass::oop_oop_iterate_nv() w/ -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=31

Changes


Frequent instabilities had been reported in CR# 7032381 with Java SE 6 Update 24. The instabilities
were reported to have immediately stopped after having applied the following single change:
'-XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=31' was replaced by '-XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=15'

Cause

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