[WLS 9.2.3] Can't start server when I use java 1.6.x, either jRockit's or Sun's JVM. (Doc ID 980620.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle JRockit - Version: R27.6 and later   [Release: JRockit and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Customer said: "I didn't modify my custom startup script. I simply set the JAVA_HOME variable to either version 1.5 or version 1.6. So if I point the JAVA_HOME to v1.5, then the admin server and managed instance start up fine.
However if I point the JAVA_HOME to v1.6, then the start up failed, right after it displays the "STARTING" status":

<Critical> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000386> <Server subsystem failed. Reason: javax.xml.stream.FactoryConfigurationError: Provider javax.xml.stream.XMLInputFactory could not be instantiated: java.lang.InstantiationException
javax.xml.stream.FactoryConfigurationError: Provider javax.xml.stream.XMLInputFactory could not be instantiated: java.lang.InstantiationException
at javax.xml.stream.XMLInputFactory.newInstance(XMLInputFactory.java:158)
at weblogic.application.descriptor.BasicMunger2.<clinit>(BasicMunger2.java:76)
at weblogic.application.ApplicationDescriptor$MyApplicationDescriptor.createXMLStreamReader(ApplicationDescriptor.java:438)
at weblogic.application.descriptor.AbstractDescriptorLoader2.createDescriptorBean(AbstractDescriptorLoader2.java:369)
at weblogic.application.descriptor.AbstractDescriptorLoader2.loadDescriptorBeanWithoutPlan(AbstractDescriptorLoader2.java:720)
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
>
<2009.12.14 23:03:46 UTC> <Error> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000383> <A critical service failed. The server will shut itself down>

Changes

None.

Cause

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