IV70441: JAVAWS GOT COREDUMP AT THE SECOND LAUNCHING ON AIX AFTER APPLYING APAR IV75172
Closed as program error.
Error Message: core dump . Stack Trace: Stack trace is below:Segmentation fault in sysWideCharToMBCS at 0x1000090a8 ($t1)0x1000090a8 (sysWideCharToMBCS+0x228) 98640000 stb r3,0x0(r4)(dbx) tsysWideCharToMBCS(0x110021572) at 0x1000090a8sysSeqUnicodeToMBCS(0x110021550) at 0x100009f58propertyParser.parsePropertyFile(0x11001b870) at 0x10000e6c8getFileForCacheType(0x10001a658, 0x110036e50) at 0x10000ecb8getSplashFile(0x110036e50) at 0x100011080getAppSplashFiles(0x110023670, 0xfffffffffff09a8) at 0x100018a98main(0x200000002, 0xffffffffffff0f0) at 0x100004d80(dbx) .
Use "-Xnosplash" or do "javaws -clearcache" before launching
1) Clear the cache by deleting .java folder "rm -rf .java"2) Launch webstart application and stop3) Launch webstart application4) dumps core
Issue is fix in java8sr1. Root cause of the issue is malloc(0) returns NULL on AIX but return aribitary pointer on non AIX. So there was an assumption made and null character is placed by deferencing returned pointer which results in dumping core. Assumption is corrected now. . This APAR will be fixed in the following Java Releases: 7 SR9 (220.127.116.11) 7 R1 SR3 (18.104.22.168) 8 SR1 (22.214.171.124) . Contact your IBM Product's Service Team for these Service Refreshes and Fix Packs. For those running stand-alone, information about the Service Refreshes and Fix Packs can be found at: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/
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APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:
APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:
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