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2555893 - AS Java slow startup - Deploy Parallel Start Threads


AS Java startup is hanging at "starting apps" phase and takes much time to start (sometimes more than an hour).

In dev_server you can see the startup process:

F [Thr 140736938428160] Sun Sep 10 15:26:17 2017
F [Thr 140736938428160] *** LOG => State changed from 0 (Initial) to 1 (Waiting to start).
F [Thr 140736938428160] *** LOG => State changed from 1 (Waiting to start) to 2 (Starting framework).
F [Thr 140736938428160] Sun Sep 10 15:29:45 2017
F [Thr 140736938428160] *** LOG => State changed from 2 (Starting framework) to 10 (Starting apps).
F [Thr 140729733011200] Sun Sep 10 16:05:13 2017
F [Thr 140729733011200] *** LOG => State changed from 10 (Starting apps) to 3 (Running).

You execute thread dumps according to SAP Note 1095473. Then you analyze these thread dumps in Eclipse Memory Analyzer tool according to the following SAP document: Analyzing Thread Dumps.

Thread_Dump_Analsysis under "Affected Threads' Merged Activity Stacks" shows that service is responsible for this scenario. See examples:


Moreover under "Lock Tree of Affected Threads" you can see "Deploy Parallel Start Threads":


If you analyze thread dumps manually, in server log files (e.g. dev_server or std_server) you can see many similar threads "locked" and/or "waiting to lock" like this:

"Deploy Parallel Start Thread 5" #1901 prio=5 os_prio=0 cpu=328.13 [reset 328.13] ms elapsed=9.58 [reset 9.58] s allocated=23659176 B (22.56 MB) [reset 23659176 B (22.56 MB)] defined_classes=7
io= file i/o: 17849/0 B, net i/o: 779197/250842 B, files opened:2, socks opened:0  [reset file i/o: 17849/0 B, net i/o: 779197/250842 B, files opened:2, socks opened:0 ]
user="deploy_service" application="tc?bl?txmanager?plb" isapplicationthread="true" tid=0x00000015c79ba800 nid=0x5d74 / 23924 runnable  [_thread_in_native (_at_safepoint), stack(0x00000015dcc50000,0x00000015dce50000)] [0x00000015dce4b000]
   java.lang.Thread.State: RUNNABLE
 at;[BIII)I(Native Method)
 - locked <0x00000000d86fd730> (a
 - locked <0x000000008da266b8> (a java.lang.Object)
 - locked <0x0000000085752058> (a
 - locked <0x000000008e43da20> (a

"Deploy Parallel Start Thread 2" #2496 prio=5 os_prio=0 cpu=66030.00 [reset 65880.00] ms elapsed=1032.61 [reset 953.28] s allocated=2249796576 B (2.10 GB) [reset 2239208952 B (2.09 GB)] defined_classes=4417
io= file i/o: 16283317/16916 B, net i/o: 7899564/6495680 B, files opened:1428, socks opened:2  [reset file i/o: 16204997/16916 B, net i/o: 7845612/6459365 B, files opened:1424, socks opened:2 ]
user="deploy_service" isapplicationthread="true" tid=0x00007ffc74010000 nid=0x9636 / 38454  pthread-id=140724011980544 waiting for monitor entry  [_thread_blocked (_at_safepoint), stack(0x00007ffcdc9ed000,0x00007ffcdcbee000)] [0x00007ffcdcbea000] top_bci: 0
   java.lang.Thread.State: BLOCKED (on object monitor)
 - waiting to lock <0x00000007464a98f8> (a



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