This option affects the handling of the operating system signal SIGABRT. This signal represents abnormal termination, and it can either be generated by the abort function or the kill command.


Setting Effect Default
-XX:+HandleSIGABRT Enable yes
-XX:-HandleSIGABRT Disable


When enabled, the VM handles the signal SIGABRT and generates the various dump files.

When the option is disabled, the VM does not handle the signal SIGABRT. Generally, this signal is handled by the default operating system handler.

Note: Do not use the -XX:+HandleSIGABRT and -Xrs options together. An error is thrown if both options are enabled. To resolve this error, one of the options should be disabled.