[CentOS] CentOS 5.5 Java Process Death

Thu Feb 10 19:20:14 UTC 2011
Martin Hewitt <martin.hewitt at gmail.com>

Hi Mark,

Thanks, I didn't know about the strace command, so that's useful.
Fortunately, this is on a dedicated server, so there's a fair amount
of free disk.

I've also remembered that one server was previously running CentOS
5.4, so I'm rebuilding the mirror server with 5.4 to see if that made
a difference.

Thanks for the help.


On 10 February 2011 18:58,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> Martin Hewitt wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm running CentOS 5.5 Final, Java version "1.6.0_17" OpenJDK Runtime
>> Environment (IcedTea6 1.7.5) (rhel-1.16.b17.el5-x86_64) OpenJDK 64-Bit
>> Server VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode) installed via Yum.
>> We have a java application, packaged as a jar, running on our servers
>> which, periodically, crawls RSS feeds and writes the articles to a
>> database.
>> Randomly, and seemingly without cause, these processes will die, not
>> through the application exiting, or due to my killing it, but due to
>> something that seems to kill without leaving a trace.
> <snip>
> The hard (but correct) way would be to put try {} catch in the code, and
> work your way down. Trying to debug it using a debugger might be real
> problematical, if you can't repeatably provoke it. I *suppose* you could
> attach strace to it, and dump the o/p into a file (on a filesystem with a
> *lot* of disk space)....
>        mark
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