Name: gm110360 Date: 10/07/2002
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.4.1"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.1-b21)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.1-b21, mixed mode)
FULL OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION :
Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
Pentium III 800 MHz, 192 MB RAM, Win2k Pro SP3
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
The initial load of most Java applets in a web browser
(either Netscape or MSIE) is unbearably slow. For instance,
the simple java menu at a bank web site takes nearly 30
seconds to load:
This has been typical behavior for J2SE, but has gotten
worse lately. For reference, the Microsoft Java VM
typically loads the same applets in 5 seconds or less.
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
1. Visit a page with a Java applet; for example:
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
Expect page to load with little delay beyond what it takes
to load the Java VM into memory. The loading of the Java
applets themselves should happen at near "wire speed".
Actual results are a 20-30 second delay with nothing but the
Java logo in a grey box, then the applet appears and runs at
This bug can be reproduced always.
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See https://www.cusa-hfs.com/cgi-bin/hfssvc/afs/ for an example, although the
problem happens with most Java applets.
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CUSTOMER WORKAROUND :
Use Microsoft Java virtual machine instead, sacrificing the
features and compatibility which the Sun Java VM brings to
the table in favor of far increased performance.
(Review ID: 165452)