System dump

System dumps, often known as core dumps, are platform-specific and contain a raw binary dump of the process memory. This type of dump has a complete copy of the Java heap, including the contents of all Java objects in the application.

To examine a system dump you can use the OpenJ9 dump viewer (jdmpview), a platform-specific debugging tool, or the Eclipse Memory Analyzer tool (MAT).

If you want to use MAT to analyze your system dump, you must install the Diagnostic Tool Framework for Java (DTFJ) plugin in the Eclipse IDE. Select the following menu items:

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