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Bug ID: JDK-6643773 New plug-in is crashing IE when used with Kernel JRE
JDK-6643773 : New plug-in is crashing IE when used with Kernel JRE

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2007-12-19
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2010-09-08
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2008-01-29
Component:
deploy
OS:
generic
Sub-Component:
deployment_toolkit
CPU:
generic
Priority:
P1
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6u10
Fixed Versions:
6u10 (b10)

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Description
Attempting to view any applet from Internet Explorer using the Kernel JRE causes the browser to immediately crash.  This is evidently caused by interaction between the new plug-in and Kernel, as Firefox (which uses the old plug-in) works fine.  It fails even if all of the bundles have been downloaded;  the determining factor is whether or not the JRE has been completely reassembled.

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

There were two issues:

1) The new plug-in was looking for "client" and "server" JVMs, but not "kernel".
2) There was a race condition with the "initialized" variable in Java_VM.c.  Presumably the fact that Kernel was having to perform a download, and thus dramatically altering the timing, was causing this to manifest.
                                     
2007-12-20



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