Thread dumps are vital artifacts to debug & troubleshoot production performance problems. Thread dump files tend to span for several hundreds of lines (sometimes a few thousands of lines). It is hard to conceive and assimilate all the information in... Continue Reading →
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 →
Threads that are throwing Exception or Errors should be investigated. Because those threads stack trace indicates the origin of the problem. Below is the stack trace of the thread that is throwing java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Thread 0x3ff781e764e0 at java.lang.OutOfMemoryError.<init>()V (OutOfMemoryError.java:48) at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Ljava/lang/String;[BIILjava/security/ProtectionDomain;Ljava/lang/String;)Ljava/lang/Class;... Continue Reading →
In this article we are going to discuss how we troubleshooted a CPU spike problem that surfaced in a major trading application in North America. All of a sudden, this application’s CPU started to spike up to 100%. In fact,... Continue Reading →
Before answering the question 'How to identify critical code path?’ let me answer 'Why identify critical code path?’ Why identify critical code path? There are a couple of answers to it: Performance OptimizationAccurate Smoke Test Performance Optimization In most applications,... Continue Reading →
In this modern world, thread dumps are still analyzed in a tedious & manual mode. There is no programmatic way to analyze thread dumps in a proactive manner. Thus to eliminate this hassle, fastthread.io has been introduced to troubleshoot complex production problems. fastThread is a... Continue Reading →
Here is another presentation on "Don't Dump Thread Dumps" at Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS), Bangalore.