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2016 JAVAONE TALK – FEW MEMORABLE MOMENTS

Our Architect Ram Lakshmanan spoke in 3 well-received sessions in 2016 JavaOne conference: Session 1: CON3108 Session Title: Am I Reading Garbage Collection Logs Correctly? Session 2: CON3118 Session Title: Don't Dump the Thread Dumps! Session 3: TUT3390 Session Title: Pick Diamonds... Continue Reading →

DON’T DUMP THREAD DUMPS – JAVAONE TALK

Ram Lakshmanan, our founder, recently had the opportunity to deliver 3 talks at the JavaOne conference. Here is one presentation about the thread dumps. 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BLOCKED, WAITING, AND TIMED_WAITING? – EXPLAINED TO REAL-LIFE EXAMPLES

BLOCKED, WAITING, and TIMED_WAITING are important thread states, but often confusing to many of us. One must have a proper understanding of both in order to analyze thread dumps. Using real-life examples, this article breaks down each state into simpler... Continue Reading →

TROUBLESHOOT OUTOFMEMORYERROR: UNABLE TO CREATE NEW NATIVE THREAD

There are 8 flavors of java.lang.OutOfMemoryError. In these 8 flavors java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: unable to create new native thread is one of the commonly occurring flavor. This type of OutOfMemoryError is generated when an application isn’t able to create new threads. This error can... Continue Reading →

HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT SUDDEN CPU SPIKES?

Your Java application has been running fine, but all of a sudden CPU consumption starts to go higher and higher until it stays at 80 - 100%. Even if you remove the server from load balancer (so that traffic isn’t sent... 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 →

HOW TO TAKE THREAD DUMPS? – 8 OPTIONS

Thread dumps are vital artifacts to diagnose CPU spikes, deadlocks, poor response times, memory problems, unresponsive applications, and other system problems. There are great online thread dump analysis tools such as http://fastthread.io/, which can analyse and spot problems. But to... Continue Reading →

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SERIES 1: PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

In this series, we will see the interview questions that can be asked related to external connectivity. How will you find the number of connections established with your Databases or SOR or any external services)? There is a Unix/Windows command... 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 →

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