Generating a Thread Dump of JIRA with Jstack

Occasionally, JIRA may appear to 'freeze' during execution of an operation. During these times, it is helpful to retrieve a thread dump — a log containing information about currently running threads and processes within the Java Virtual Machine. Taking thread-dumps is a non-destructive process that can be run on live systems. This document describes the … Continue reading Generating a Thread Dump of JIRA with Jstack

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What Atlassian application administrators need to know about the “leap second” bug lurking in your systems

ORIGINAL NOTE Introduction A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) in order to keep its time of day close to the mean solar time. The most recent leap second insertion happened on June 30, 2012 at 23:59:60 and caused disruptions in computing systems all around the … Continue reading What Atlassian application administrators need to know about the “leap second” bug lurking in your systems