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Error while starting JVM

SivaramaKrishnan Nageswaran

Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 7

When I try to start a java application with the following JVM options:

-XX arallelGCThreads=2

the JVM doesn't get started. And when I removed either "-Xrunhprof:cpu=times" or "-XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC" options, the JVM started without any error.

Is there any dependency between the above mentioned 2 options and I also found that an error message as mentioned below is displayed when both the options are provided:

Conflicting collector combinations in option list; please refer to the release notes for the combinations allowed
Unable to create JVM.

It would be of great help, if anybody could help me out in this regard.

1. I wanted the option "-XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC" to be present while starting the JVM and I would also like to analyse the CPU usage.
2. I also found that after removing "-XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC" option, the java application became very slower.

- Siva
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
This page should be very helpful in sorting out this kind of problem.
[ September 16, 2005: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24199

Note, by the way, that the -Xhprof switches will all make your program run a lot slower. Collecting the profiling metrics takes lots of computation.

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