JRE Errors and Crashes on Linux with JDK 7 Using SQL Developer (Doc ID 1666193.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 4.0 to 4.1.1 [Release 4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

SQL Developer, up to Version 4.1.2, on some forms of Linux JDK 7 (1.7) will not completely launch.  JRE errors are raised.

NOTE:  SQL Developer 4.1.2 is not supported with versions of the JDK lower than 1.8.  So it is suggested that users experiencing this issue upgrade to this release (or higher, when available) as well as upgrade to the supported JDK 1.8.  SQL Developer provides a bundled JDK 1.8 if desired.

It will complete launch when configured for JDK 1.6 and JDK 1.8.

The issue is most frequently being reported for Ubuntu, but other forms of Linux may be affected (Fedora, for example).


Error Log in Console
~$ sqldeveloper

 Oracle SQL Developer
 Copyright (c) 1997, 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

 LOAD TIME : 479#
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#
# SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x5a143be0, pid=23506, tid=1541696320
#
# JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (7.0_55-b13) (build 1.7.0_55-b13)
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (24.55-b03 mixed mode linux-x86 )
# Problematic frame:
# C 0x5a143be0
#
# Failed to write core dump. Core dumps have been disabled. To enable core dumping, try "ulimit -c unlimited" before starting Java again
#
# An error report file with more information is saved as:
# /tmp/hs_err_pid23506.log
#
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
# http://bugreport.sun.com/bugreport/crash.jsp
#
/opt/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin/../../ide/bin/launcher.sh: linha 1193: 23506 Abortado (imagem do núcleo gravada) ${JAVA} "${APP_VM_OPTS[@]}" ${APP_ENV_VARS} -classpath ${APP_CLASSPATH} ${APP_MAIN_CLASS} "${APP_APP_OPTS[@]}"
diogosantana@p00056571:~$

diogosantana@p00056571:~$ uname -a
Linux p00056571 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:08:14 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
diogosantana@p00056571:~$ date
Qui Abr 24 14:05:36 BRT 2014
diogosantana@p00056571:~$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_55"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_55-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 24.55-b03, mixed mode)
diogosantana@p00056571:~$

Cause

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