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Native Applications Using Java VM Receive SIGSEGV Signals Frequently When Run in Debugger (Doc ID 1380630.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Solaris Studio - Version Forte Developer 6 Update 2 to 12.3 [Release 6.0 to 12]
Java Platform, Standard Edition - Version 1.3.1 to 7 [Release 1.3 to 7]
Linux x86
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Linux x86-64
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
This document applies to Unix-like operating systems that use signals.


Native applications that use the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) JNI interface can see frequent SIGSEGV signals when run under control of a debugging tool like gdb.

Every time a SIGSEGV signal is encountered, the execution of the process is interrupted.  The debugger breaks into the command prompt, after which the following message is printed:


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