Oracle iPlanet Web Server Fails to Start with SIGILL on AIX (Doc ID 1553086.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 6.1 and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (32-bit)
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)

Symptoms

Oracle iPlanet Web Server 6.1 on AIX 6.1 fails is unable to start up,  While starting to iplanet instance its giving the below error.

 

Changes

IBM Patch-set is applied AIX61-TL7-SP6(oslevel -s == 6100-07-06-1241).
This issue is not seen with AIX61-TL7-P4(oslevel -s == 6100-07-04-1216)
Problem seen with any JDk 1.5.0 but the ones tested are:

java version "1.5.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build pap32devifx-20110627 (SR12 FP5 ))
IBM J9 VM (build 2.3, J2RE 1.5.0 IBM J9 2.3 AIX ppc-32 j9vmap3223ifx-20110624 (JIT enabled)
J9VM - 20110623_85457_bHdSMr
JIT  - 20100623_16197ifx10_r8
GC   - FP22011_06)
JCL  - 20110627

and

java version "1.5.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build pap32dev-20091106a (SR11 ))
IBM J9 VM (build 2.3, J2RE 1.5.0 IBM J9 2.3 AIX ppc-32 j9vmap3223-20091104 (JIT enabled)
J9VM - 20091103_45935_bHdSMr
JIT  - 20091016_1845_r8
GC   - 20091026_AA)
JCL  - 20091106

[Not seen on AIX 5.3 too or if Java 6 is used]

Cause

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