This is split out from CR 6589834. The failure occurs on 32-bit vm on x86 platforms.
The following comments is from CR 6589834 description.
>With the internal testing option -XX:+DeoptimizeALot, running the SPECJVM98
>test _213_javac fails with NullPointerException. While this started occurring
>with the 20070413103655.jrose.dolphin-intrinsics putback, it is actually an
>existing incompatibility between the deoptimization support and the intrinsic
>inlining of the server compiler.
The failures are intermittent, and appear in tests other than _213_javac in specjvm98
as well. -XX:-InlineArrayCopy could be used to suppress the failures.