Hotspot crashes with a segv when starting up Cassandra 3.11.1 on Amazon Linux 2012, kernel 4.4, libnuma 2.0.3. See attached hs_err file. The proximate cause is a null result when fetching numa_nodes_ptr in libnuma_init() in os_linux.cpp. The code went in as part of the fix for JDK-8175813 and the problem first appeared in 8u152, which is not available as an 'Introduced in Version' option. I've used 8u161 instead. The crash doesn't happen on Ubuntu 16.04, kernel 4.13, libnuma 2.0.11.
The Cassandra issue is https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-13781.
Steps to reproduce:
tar xf apache-cassandra-3.11.1-bin.tar.gz