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The case of the mysterious JVM x64 crashes

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To date, I did all my Java development uding 32 bit JVMs. After all, as long as you do not have extreme memory requirements, the 64 bit JVM should not buy you much. Today I installed the Java 6 Update 6 x64 JDK on my Vista x64 machine and tried to run some of my JUnit tests on this VM. With little success: # # An unexpected error has been detected by Java Runtime Environment: # # EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x00000000772b219b, pid=4188, tid=2272 # # Java VM: Java HotSpot™ 64-Bit Server VM (10.

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