OC4J JVM Crashes Randomly with Error in $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/logs/... "Unexpected Exception Has Been Detected In Native Code Outside The VM. Signal 4" (Doc ID 290651.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Containers for J2EE - Version 9.0.4.1.0 to 10.1.2.2.0 [Release AS10g to AS10gR2]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 24-Jan-2013***
***Checked for relevance on 08-DEC-2014***
The problem documented here was reported for Oracle AS 10g on Solaris 9.
It specifically affected the oc4j JVM.
Java version 1.4.1_03-b02


Symptoms

OC4J JVM crashed randomly.
The process was just restarted by opmn and continued working normally.

The only info found in reference to crash was,
from [ $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/logs/OC4J~external~default_island~1 ] :

An unexpected exception has been detected in native code outside the VM.
Unexpected Signal : 4 occurred at PC=0xF6805874
Function=[Unknown.]
Library=(N/A)
NOTE: We are unable to locate the function name symbol for the error
just occurred. Please refer to the release note documentation for possible
reason and solutions.
Current Java thread:
Dynamic libraries:
0x10000 /opt/apps/oas10g/jdk/bin/java
0xff350000 /lib/libthread.so.1
0xff38a000 /lib/libdl.so.1
0xff280000 /lib/libc.so.1
0xff380000 /usr/platform/SUNW,Sun-Fire-V440/lib/libc_psr.so.1
0xfec00000 /opt/apps/oas10g/jdk/jre/lib/sparc/server/libjvm.so
0xff220000 /lib/libCrun.so.1
0xff200000 /lib/libsocket.so.1
0xfeb00000 /lib/libnsl.so.1
...
0xb58d0000 /lib/libgen.so.1
0xb58b0000 /lib/libaio.so.1
Local Time = Mon Nov 8 14:53:04 2004
Elapsed Time = 17129
#
# The exception above was detected in native code outside the VM
#
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (1.4.1_03-b02 mixed mode)
#
# An error report file has been saved as hs_err_pid26110.log.
# Please refer to the file for further information.


notice: Unexpected Signal : 4 in unix this signal means --- SIGILL (Illegal instruction) ---

Cause

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