jmap, jstack not working properly with OpenJDK

I run into an issue lately with the jmap and jstack implementation of OpenJDK. Quite frankly – they didn’t work…
When running jmap -heap, I would get:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
	at sun.tools.jmap.JMap.runTool(JMap.java:197)
	at sun.tools.jmap.JMap.main(JMap.java:128)
Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: unknown CollectedHeap type : class sun.jvm.hotspot.gc_interface.CollectedHeap
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.tools.HeapSummary.run(HeapSummary.java:146)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.tools.Tool.start(Tool.java:221)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.tools.HeapSummary.main(HeapSummary.java:40)
	... 6 more

When running jstack -F I would get:

java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to deduce type of thread from address 0x00007fc980001000 (expected type JavaThread, CompilerThread, ServiceThread, JvmtiAgentThread, or SurrogateLockerThread)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.runtime.Threads.createJavaThreadWrapper(Threads.java:162)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.runtime.Threads.first(Threads.java:150)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.runtime.DeadlockDetector.createThreadTable(DeadlockDetector.java:149)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.runtime.DeadlockDetector.print(DeadlockDetector.java:56)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.runtime.DeadlockDetector.print(DeadlockDetector.java:39)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.tools.StackTrace.run(StackTrace.java:52)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.tools.StackTrace.run(StackTrace.java:45)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.tools.JStack.run(JStack.java:60)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.tools.Tool.start(Tool.java:221)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.tools.JStack.main(JStack.java:86)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
	at sun.tools.jstack.JStack.runJStackTool(JStack.java:136)
	at sun.tools.jstack.JStack.main(JStack.java:102)
Caused by: sun.jvm.hotspot.types.WrongTypeException: No suitable match for type of address 0x00007fc980001000
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.runtime.InstanceConstructor.newWrongTypeException(InstanceConstructor.java:62)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.runtime.VirtualConstructor.instantiateWrapperFor(VirtualConstructor.java:80)
	at sun.jvm.hotspot.runtime.Threads.createJavaThreadWrapper(Threads.java:158)
	... 15 more
Can't print deadlocks:Unable to deduce type of thread from address 0x00007fc980001000 (expected type JavaThread, CompilerThread, ServiceThread, JvmtiAgentThread, or SurrogateLockerThread)

The fix was simple (as some dear guys in the OpenJDK explained to me). Make sure you install openjdk-debuginfo package. That should fix it.

2 thoughts on “jmap, jstack not working properly with OpenJDK

  1. I ran into the same problem (RHEL 6, JBoss EAP 6.2). How did you install that package? I tried yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk-debuginfo but it says that it can’t find the package.

    Thanks for your advice

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