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Exception in Cyclic interface causes JVM Crash
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
# EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x000000006fe21b55, pid=14180, tid=0x00000000000038dc
# JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (8.0_101-b13) (build 1.8.0_101-b13)
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (25.101-b13 mixed mode windows-amd64 compressed oops)
# Problematic frame:
# V [jvm.dll+0x201b55]
# Failed to write core dump. Minidumps are not enabled by default on client versions of Windows
# An error report file with more information is saved as:
# D:\sbbdev\eclipse-ws-rcs-trunk\ch.sbb.rcs.java8examples\hs_err_pid14180.log
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
* This snippet crashes with
* - Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (8.0_101-b13) (build 1.8.0_101-b13)
public class JvmCrash {
interface Base {
static final Object CONST = new Target(){}.someMethod();
default void important() {
// Super interfaces with default methods get initialized (JLS 12.4.1)
interface Target extends Base {
default Object someMethod() {
throw new RuntimeException();
public static void main(String[] args) {
new Target() {};
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