Java Mission Control Error Message: "Unable to Access Flight Recorder: java.io.IOException: A flight recorder service could not be found" (Doc ID 1555817.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 7 to 7 [Release 7]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Applies to JDK 7 only

Symptoms

You tried to start the Flight Recorder tool on one of your processes by selecting the menu item labelled "Start Flight Recording...", but you get an error dialog with the title of "Unable to Access Flight Recorder".

Example from JDK 7u21 on Ubuntu 12.04 on a local process:

Cause

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