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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Irregular error dumped to stderr without a stack trace.
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2003 17:46:32 GMT

Do you use System.out/System.err to log in your app?

Could it simply be an uncaught null pointer exception in your report
generation code due to some bad data contents in the report?

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 1:37 PM
>Subject: Irregular error dumped to stderr without a stack trace.
>Hi there,
>I have spent a bit of time trying to figure out why this problem is
>happening with no luck - so I decided to email the mailing list.
>The issue is this:
>We have a PDF reporting engine running from Tomcat 4.1.24 - in a
>I have a particular report that is erroring out irregularly - sometimes
>will run 3-4 times in a row and
>then it will bomb out (this is after re-starting the tomcat service),
>times it will bomb out after restart
>immediately.  The weird thing is is the error that is being dumped to
>stderr log does NOT have a stack
>trace - it is dumping with:
>on stderr.  This reminds me of the OutOfMemoryError which dumps without
>stack trace, but slightly
>less descriptive.  Is there any way to get more description on this
>I have tried to up
>the debug levels in the server.xml without any success.
>NOTE Other reports that are larger and more resource intensive are
>consistently without a hitch.
>Thanks in advance,

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