segfault updating package openjdk-6-jre-headless

Bug #322353 reported by Mike Case
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
openjdk-6 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There are several bug reports related to crashes in this package, but all reports are quite old. I believe this is a new issue.

[Linux:yankovich-new-desktop ~]# sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up openjdk-6-jre-headless (6b12-0ubuntu6.1) ...
*** glibc detected *** /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/bin/java: free(): invalid pointer: 0xb7621254 ***
======= Backtrace: =========

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Michele Mangili (mangilimic) wrote :

Moving this report to openjdk-6

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Jacob (jlm-ublp) wrote :

I am seeing this, newly upon upgrading Hardy -> Intrepid. This botched my upgrade as it left all dependencies of openjdk-6-jre-headless in state "unconfigured", which I was only able to resolve by uninstalling openjdk-6-jre-headless, as every attempt to configure openjdk-6-jre-headless resulted in this crash. As OpenOffice is a dependent, that major package is uninstallable.

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Dan Kegel (dank) wrote :

which says the app was trying to allocate too much memory
for your system.

To verify whether it's the same problem, could you reinstall the problem
package and try
$ java -version
to see if it fails, and
$ java -Xmx384m -version
to see if it succeeds?
is a possible dup.

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Jacob (jlm-ublp) wrote :

java -version succeeds, reporting
java version "1.5.0"
gij (GNU libgcj) version 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-3ubuntu3)

Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO

Attempted install of openjdk-6-jre-headless immediately following hit this bug and crashed.

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Jacob (jlm-ublp) wrote :

Based on the Novell bug report, it looks like this is due to openjdk handling out-of-memory badly.
vmstat on my box reports:
procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- -system-- ----cpu----
 r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa
 0 0 0 236088 324496 820492 0 0 3 12 26 15 8 1 91 0

free reports:
             total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 2063504 1835352 228152 0 325080 820500
-/+ buffers/cache: 689772 1373732
Swap: 0 0 0

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Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

I assume this is seen in intrepid?

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Jacob (jlm-ublp) wrote :

Yes, it was in Intrepid that I encountered this bug. (Specifically while upgrading from Hardy to Intrepid.)

Arno Peters (awpeters)
Changed in openjdk-6 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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