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Heap Dump from Solaris gcore jdk [message #490804] Sun, 11 October 2009 00:14 Go to next message
Bill Clark is currently offline Bill ClarkFriend
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Is it possible to convert a solaris core dump of a Weblogic 8.1 managed server process running with JDK 1.4.2-11 into a heap map that can be read by MAT? This jdk does not support the -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemory option and attaching jmap to the running pid takes too long. Quicker to use gcore to create a core dump file and then run some tool against that to convert to a heap dump.

Grateful for any suggestions on how to proceed.

Thanks in advance.

[Updated on: Sun, 11 October 2009 00:22]

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Re: Heap Dump from Solaris gcore jdk [message #494935 is a reply to message #490804] Tue, 03 November 2009 10:25 Go to previous message
Krum Tsvetkov is currently offline Krum TsvetkovFriend
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I just googled a little bit. There seems to be some way to use jmap on a core file. May be this would be the answer for you. However, I never tried it myself...

Should be something like
jmap -heap:format=b java corefile

here a description (but for java 6) Unix.html

Looking at some bugs, this should be also available in 1.4.something

Hope this helps.
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