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Look for exceptions, errors in thread dumps

Thread dumps are vital artifacts to troubleshoot/debug production problems. In the past we have discussed several effective thread dump troubleshooting patterns like: traffic jam, treadmill, RSI, all roads lead to rome ………. In this article we would like to introduce... Continue Reading →

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STACKOVERFLOWERROR: CAUSES & SOLUTIONS

StackOverFlowError is one of the common confronted JVM error. In this blog post, lets learn inner mechanics of thread stacks, reasons that can trigger StackOverFlowError and potential solutions to address this error. To gain deeper understanding into StackOverFlowError, let's review... Continue Reading →

Threads stuck in java.net.SocketInputStream.socketRead0

What does java.net.SocketInputStream.socketRead0() API do? Why is it showing up frequently in several thread dumps? Why is it reported in thread dump analysis tools like fastThread.io? Is it something that I need to be concerned about? What are the potential solutions... Continue Reading →

THREAD DUMP ANALYSIS PATTERN – ATHLETE

Description Threads in 'runnable' state consume CPU. So when you are analyzing thread dumps for high CPU consumption, threads in 'runnable' state should be thoroughly reviewed.Typically in thread dumps several threads are classified in 'RUNNABLE' state. But in reality several of them wouldn't be actually running,... Continue Reading →

CIRCULAR DEADLOCK

Description Dining Philosophers is a classic computer science problem that happens in concurrent programming. Dining philosophers problem will result in circular deadlock problem. Circular deadlock is a variant of deadlock problem. Once deadlock happens, the only way to recover from... Continue Reading →

DEADLOCK

Description Wikipedia aptly defines deadlock is a situation in which two or more competing actions are each waiting for the other to finish, and thus neither ever does. If deadlock happens in a JVM, the only way to recover from... Continue Reading →

THREAD DUMP ANALYSIS PATTERN –ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Description If threads are blocking momentarily, then it’s not a problem. However, if they are blocking for a prolonged period, then it’s of concern. It's indicative of some problem in the application. Typically blocked threads would make application unresponsive. Threads... Continue Reading →

THREAD DUMP ANALYSIS PATTERN – TREADMILL

Description You might have experienced the application’s CPU to spike up suddenly & spike wouldn’t go down until JVM is recycled. You restart the JVM, after certain time period CPU consumption would once again start to spike up. Then you will have to... Continue Reading →

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