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stack trace

In program debugging, a stack trace is a report of the computer's internal processing operations. It generally identifies the last routine called in the program before it crashed. See stack and stack pointer.
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They can also see additional details about any issue, including stack traces, to allow developers understand and figure solutions to bugs by the time they reach their desktops.
This is the mechanism that will show you a snapshot of each Java thread's stack trace. The stack trace shows you what line of Java code is executing in each thread and which method called it (see http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/technical//Articles/Programmi ng/Stacktrace/for more information about understanding stack traces).
The common technique to obtain the application stack trace is to send a "kill -3" signal to the Application Server Java process (the ctrl+break key sequence handles this under Microsoft Windows).