Java Process Hangs or Freezes on Linux Platform
Last updated on AUGUST 26, 2017
Applies to:Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 1.4.2 to 8
A Java process appears to be hung with many threads in BLOCKED or WAITING states. In several instances, the apparent hang has been cleared when a jstack command is issued against the PID of the hung Java process. It is not known at this time why the jstack command seems to clear the hang, however there is suspicion it may be related to the "Livelock" condition as described in the Java Tutorials on "Starvation and Livelock".
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