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Bug ID: JDK-8020701 Avoid crashes in WatcherThread
JDK-8020701 : Avoid crashes in WatcherThread

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2013-07-17
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2013-08-12
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2013-07-18
Component:
hotspot
OS:
Sub-Component:
jfr
CPU:
Priority:
P1
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
hs24,hs25
Fixed Versions:
hs24 (b54)

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Description
We have had a couple of crashes in the WatcherThread:
https://jbs.oracle.com/bugs/browse/JDK-8016131
https://jbs.oracle.com/bugs/browse/JDK-8016564

To avoid future crashes, add crash protection to the WatcherThread.
                                    

Comments
7u40-critical-request justification:
This implements a workaround but not fix for JDK-8016564. Which is a release blocker for 7u40. This workaround should make us meet release criteria.
The fix is understood and on it's way to review. 

SQE is running pre-commit tests.


                                     
2013-07-17
SQE is OK to fix in 7u40 
                                     
2013-07-17
URL:   http://hg.openjdk.java.net/hsx/hsx24/hotspot/rev/c233f56b2e00
User:  rbackman
Date:  2013-07-18 18:10:50 +0000

                                     
2013-07-18
Both JRuby tests and tests mentioned in JDK-8016131 are passed in the promotion testing for build 36 (http://surl.us.oracle.com/JDK_7u40_b36).
                                     
2013-08-12



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