JDK-6566649 : IE Crashes on launching applet
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: client-libs
  • Sub-Component: 2d
  • Affected Version: 5.0u6,6
  • Priority: P5
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Cannot Reproduce
  • OS: windows_xp
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2007-06-06
  • Updated: 2010-04-04
  • Resolved: 2007-09-10
Description
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.6.0_01"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_01-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.6.0_01-b06, mixed mode, sharing)

FULL OS VERSION :
Windows XP service pack 2

A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
Launching applet from IE often, but not always, causes IE to crash. On the same machine, it always works correctly in Firefox. An hs_err_pid file is added to the desktop (see below for contents).


THE PROBLEM WAS REPRODUCIBLE WITH -Xint FLAG: Did not try

THE PROBLEM WAS REPRODUCIBLE WITH -server FLAG: Did not try

STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
see comment.

EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
With Firefox, this works fine. With IE, it will fail to load many times in a row (crashing IE), then other times it will work fine in IE. Sometimes it launches in IE, then when I try to open a new window in the applet, it will hang and generate the log file. In this latter case, IE is listed as "not responding" and cannot be closed (only killed).

I have *not* heard reports of this problem from field installations of the software, so it may be some unique configuration on the PC.
ERROR MESSAGES/STACK TRACES THAT OCCUR :


#
# An unexpected error has been detected by Java Runtime Environment:
#
#  EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x6d02c3fd, pid=2240, tid=844
#
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (1.6.0_01-b06 mixed mode)
# Problematic frame:
# C  0x6d02c3fd
#
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
#   http://java.sun.com/webapps/bugreport/crash.jsp
#

(see attachment for complete report)

REPRODUCIBILITY :
This bug can be reproduced often.

CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
Using a browser other than Internet Explorer.

Comments
EVALUATION Need more information: - video board, driver version (make sure you have the latest one) - desktop bit depth - did this happen with earlier releases (5.0, 6.0?) Also, as a workaround try setting _JAVA_OPTIONS=-Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true env. variable (in MyComputer/Properties/Advanced/EnvironmentVariables, then restart the browser) and see if it helps.
2007-06-08