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JRockit – JRCMD useful commands

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I have been using JRockit since many years 2007. I find it slower than Hotspot, but it has been always better on diagnosis and analysis of problems. Since last summer, I have been working for an international telecommunication systems vendor. We design and implement various products for telecom operators, on top of HP OpenCall Convergent Communication Platform. I am fan of Open Source and Free Software, but this platform is running “only” with JRockit VM. We have tuning it for low latencies and runs very cool, but we have faced various problems, where JRockit has helped us a lot on troubleshooting.

I will describe here a few useful commands of JRCMD. JRCMD is a small command-line tool that can be used to interact with a running JRockit instance.


  1. Get a thread dump
  2. Memory utilization
  3. Memory analysis of heap on a per-class basis
  4. State of VM
  5. Create a flight recording
  6. Produce a heap dump

Diagnosing performance issues front to back-end in WebLogic Server applications with Java Flight Recorder

via Diagnosing performance issues front to back-end in WebLogic Server applications with Java Flight Recorder.

The Java Mission Control and Java Flight Recorder are relatively new tools that have extended greatly the diagnostics capabilities of the Java platform. They allow collecting an impressive amount of detailed runtime information about the JVM, with minimum performance impact, in a way that would have been hard to imagine a few years ago.

Java Mission Control is basically a set of tools that enables efficient and detailed analysis of the extensive data provided by Java Flight Recorder, which is the entity that lives in the JVM collecting a wide variety of runtime information. Java Flight Recorder used to be tightly integrated with the JRockit JVM, although it’s been bundled with the HotSpot JVM since Java 7 Update 40 release.

There is plenty of information out there about how to use both JMC and JFR in the form of blogs, videos and technical documentation, so I won’t cover that in much detail. The purpose of this article is to give a hint to developers unfamiliar with JFR on how to diagnose performance issues associated to an application flow triggered from the front-end.