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IV73612: JVM IS UNABLE TO START IF CACHEDIR PATH IS TOO LONG AND -XSHAREC LASSES SUB-OPTIONS IN TOTAL ARE MORE THAN 256 CHARACTERS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Message: JVMJ9VM015W Initialization error for library
    j9shr26(2): JVMJ9VM009E J9VMDllMain failed
    Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine.
    Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.
    .
    Stack Trace: N/A
    .
    N/A
    

Local fix

  • Use a shorter path for -Xshareclasses:cacheDir sub-option and
    make sure all the -Xshareclasses sub-options in total are no
    more than 256 characters
    

Problem summary

  • The problem is caused by a 256 characters limit for all the
    -Xshareclasses sub-options
    

Problem conclusion

  • The maximum limit has been increased. A new error message has
    been introduced if the -Xshareclasses sub-options are longer
    than the maximum limit.
    .
    This APAR will be fixed in the following Java Releases:
       6 R1 SR8 FP7   (6.1.8.7)
       7    SR9 FP 10 (7.0.9.10)
       8    SR1 FP10  (8.0.1.10)
       7 R1 SR3 FP10  (7.1.3.10)
       6    SR16 FP7  (6.0.16.7)
    .
    Contact your IBM Product's Service Team for these Service
    Refreshes and Fix Packs.
    For those running stand-alone, information about the available
    Service Refreshes and Fix Packs can be found at:
               https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV73612

  • Reported component name

    J9 COMMON CODE

  • Reported component ID

    620700127

  • Reported release

    260

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-05-27

  • Closed date

    2015-05-27

  • Last modified date

    2015-06-29

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    J9 COMMON CODE

  • Fixed component ID

    620700127

Applicable component levels

  • R260 PSY

       UP

  • R270 PSY

       UP

  • R600 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Runtimes for Java Technology
Virtual Machine

Software version: 260

Reference #: IV73612

Modified date: 29 June 2015