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From Mark Lundquist>
Subject Re: Weird, weird, weird problem!
Date Fri, 17 Sep 2004 19:38:46 GMT
Oh yeah, I meant to mention :-)

Jetty 4.2.15
JVM 1.4.1
OS X Server 10.3

On Sep 17, 2004, at 12:35 PM, Mark Lundquist wrote:

> OK... this is weird!
> My Cocoon app uses ImageReader, and the images weren't displaying.  It 
> turns out the call to 
> com.sun.image.codec.jpeg.JPEGImageDecoder.decodeAsBufferedImage() in 
> ImageReader.processStream() crashes the JVM!  It crashes hard, 
> immediately and silently (no error messages).  What faked me out was 
> that I'm running Cocoon under control of daemontools, so as soon as it 
> crashed, supervise would start up a new one right away!  But I've 
> debugged ImageReader.processStream() and I can see it go down the 
> black hole.
> Now, get this... if I just invoke Cocoon by hand instead of using 
> supervise, it works fine!
> I use a wrapper script that invokes from the Cocoon build, 
> and I've instrumented this wrapper script to dump out the environment 
> and the process limits.  They're identical, whether invoked by hand or 
> by supervise.  So that's not the difference.  The command line 
> invoking the JVM as reported by 'ps' is also the same for both cases.
> So, any ideas about what the problem could possibly be, or where else 
> I might look?  Any daemontools experts out there?
> It would seem that somehow, I am seeing a JVM bug that occurs under 
> conditions that only obtain for me when running under "supervise", but 
> I can't imagine what those conditions might be...
> ~mark
> P.S. — I told you it was weird! :-)

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