Java rarely crash (SIGSEGV) in HotSpot with error 'jvm.dll ciObjectFactory::create_new_metadata'
- Java 8u40+
JVM crash, in hs_err_pidXX.log can be found:
Outside of JIRA, we've observed Confluence running Java 8u40 and 8u66 being affected.
For Jira 6.4 - downgrade to Java7
Given this is currently appearing to be a Java bug we're a bit limited in how we can help further.
Update 2016-02-09 from Oracle see [JDK-8134389
Status: IN PROGRESS
Understanding: Cause Known
Missing corner case handling of type 'instance_klass' in method LoadIndexed::declared_type. Similar corner case is taken care in another method “LoadIndexed::exact_type”.
- We see that in most cases there is -javaagent configured, but not sure if that 100% is related.
- Feedback from client:
We upgraded to the New Relic 3.25.0 agent. Our Confluence is still on 5.8.4, and our Java is still 8u60. We got through the 24-hour danger zone without any nodes crashing with a SIGSEGV, so very promising!
Update 2017-05-29 from Oracle see [JDK-8134389
Fix Version/s: 9
Backport to Java 8u152, see https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8168123