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Hanging jdk

Adam Soren

Joined: Aug 01, 2002
Posts: 4
Hi, I've recently had an issue where a java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError exception is hanging the jdk. I've found this happens with different versions. Is this correct behaviour? It means if a jar is missing from the setup the jdk hangs, this makes it difficult for our monitoring software to pick up the problem.
I'm sure I'm missing something
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Well, unless that application was written to recover from a ClassDefNotFoundError - which it shouldn't be, then this error should terminate the application.
Why is the classpath incorrect?
[ August 02, 2002: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]

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Dave Landers
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Joined: Jul 24, 2002
Posts: 401
My guess is that you are getting the Error in one thread, but others are still running and the VM won't exit till they are done.
I agree. Here's the link:
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