This document helps you to troubleshoot issues that might occur on the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) and on Java HotSpot VM. This document provides a description of the available tools and command-line options that can help to analyze problems. This document also provides guidance about debugging core library and client issues and describes some general issues, such as crashes, hangs, and memory leaks. Finally, this document provides directions for data collection and bug report preparation.


The target audience for this document is developers who are using the Java Development Kit (JDK), which is Oracle's implementation of Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE). Most of the information in this document can be applied to the current and previous releases.

This document is intended for readers with a detailed understanding of the Java Client technologies, a high-level understanding of the components of the Java HotSpot VM, as well as some understanding of concepts such as garbage collection, threads, and native libraries. It is also assumed that the reader is reasonably proficient with the operating system where the Java application is developed and run.

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