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I am having issues on production server, It is groovy/grails application and I am using quartz to run many crons.

There is one cron which is when enabled crashes the JVM. I have no idea why. I can't find any crash dumps or any logs.

I found that the JVM is calling apport for crash report but apport is ignoring it. I read that apport also creates something.crash file inside /var/crash directory but I don't know it is not creating for Java crashes.

Here's the log from apport.log file.

ERROR: apport (pid 2150) Fri Sep  5 05:29:31 2014: called for pid 2100, signal 11
ERROR: apport (pid 2150) Fri Sep  5 05:29:31 2014: executable: /usr/local/java/bin/java (command line "/usr/local/java/bin/java -Djava.util.logging.config.file=/usr/local/tomcat/conf/logging.properties -Djvmarg=-Xms1024m -Xmx4096m -XX:PermSize=128m -XX:MaxPermSize=1024m -XX:+PrintGCDetails -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps -XX:+PrintTenuringDistribution -Xloggc:/usr/local/tomcat/logs/gc.log -Djava.util.logging.manager=org.apache.juli.ClassLoaderLogManager -Djava.endorsed.dirs=/usr/local/tomcat/endorsed -classpath /usr/local/tomcat/bin/bootstrap.jar -Dcatalina.base=/usr/local/tomcat -Dcatalina.home=/usr/local/tomcat -Djava.io.tmpdir=/usr/local/tomcat/temp org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap start")
ERROR: apport (pid 2150) Fri Sep  5 05:29:31 2014: executable does not belong to a package, ignoring

Please suggest me how to enable crash dump for apport or any other way to find out why java failed.

Let me know if you require any more information. Thanks in advance.

  • You installed java outside of the package management system? – wxl Sep 5 '14 at 14:15
  • Yes, by downloading gzip from Oracle site. – bitkot Sep 5 '14 at 14:16
  • There's your problem. apport only works against packages. – wxl Sep 5 '14 at 14:17
  • Okay, then how do I make java not to report to apport and create a crash dump? – bitkot Sep 5 '14 at 14:21
  • isn't there any way to make apport create a crash report even if it can report it. – bitkot Sep 5 '14 at 14:26

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