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IZ87225: JAVA6 JRE LIBJVM.A SYMBOLIC LINK IS MISSING SINCE JAVA6 GA

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Message: JNI application failure on AIX platforms.
    .
    Stack Trace: N/A
    .
    Building a JNI application which links with libjvm.a on a Java6
    JDK and then later executing the same with a fresh machine
    having just Java6 JRE is experiencing crash / GPF / unable to
    load libjvm.a exceptions.
    

Local fix

  • manually adding libjvm.a softlink pointing to libjvm.so solves
    the problem reported.
    

Problem summary

  • With IBM Java6 JRE on AIX platform, there is no symbolic link
    libjvm.a created for jre/lib/ppc/j9vm/libjvm.so and similarly
    for jre/lib/ppc/classic/libjvm.so. Meanwhile IBM Java5 JRE on
    AIX platforms has these symbolic links created.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This defect will be fixed in:
    6.0.0 SR9FP1
    .
    The symbolic link is missing since Java6 GA. Necessary changes
    introduced to fix this problem.
    .
    To obtain the fix:
    Install build 20101217 or later
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IZ87225

  • Reported component name

    JAVA CLASS LIBS

  • Reported component ID

    620700130

  • Reported release

    600

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-10-28

  • Closed date

    2010-12-16

  • Last modified date

    2010-12-16

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    JAVA CLASS LIBS

  • Fixed component ID

    620700130

Applicable component levels

  • R600 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Runtimes for Java Technology
Java Class Libraries

Software version: 6.0

Reference #: IZ87225

Modified date: 16 December 2010