JNI ERROR (app bug): accessed stale local reference

JNI ERROR (app bug): accessed stale local reference
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Hi All,

I’m really new to cocos2d-x.

  1. Created a new hello world project with the RC1 code
  2. build native
  3. set targetSdkVersion = 11 in manifest
  4. run the app on my nexus 4

The above steps allow me to run the hello world OK.

Now if I change the targetSdkVersion to greater than 11, e.g. targetSdkVersion=14, this will crash the app.

Does this mean cocos2d-x RC1 does not support targetSdkVersion greater than 11?

Unfortunately App has stopped
[coco2d-x3.0RC1] Cant deploy HelloWorld to Emulator, get error A/libc(1580): Fatal signal 11 (SIGSEGV)

Hi, do you have sucess? i’m having the same problem in android emulator

many thanks


hello, could you show the output of the logcat ?


Sorry about the cut in the lines, but this is the log

04-07 22:55:16.665: E/gralloc_goldfish(49): gralloc_alloc: Mismatched usage flags: 328 x 583, usage 333
04-07 22:55:16.665: E/(49): GraphicBufferAlloc::createGraphicBuffer(w=328, h=583) failed (Invalid argument), handle=0x0
04-07 22:55:16.675: E/BufferQueue(381): [ScreenshotClient] dequeueBuffer: SurfaceComposer::createGraphicBuffer failed
04-07 22:55:17.155: E/gralloc_goldfish(49): gralloc_alloc: Mismatched usage flags: 720 x 1280, usage b33
04-07 22:55:17.155: E/(49): GraphicBufferAlloc::createGraphicBuffer(w=720, h=1280) failed (Invalid argument), handle=0x0
04-07 22:55:17.155: E/BufferQueue(49): [ScreenshotSurface] dequeueBuffer: SurfaceComposer::createGraphicBuffer failed
04-07 22:55:18.125: E/dalvikvm(1157): JNI ERROR (app bug): accessed stale local reference 0x9a700029 (index 10 in a table of size 2)
04-07 22:55:18.175: E/dalvikvm(1157): VM aborting


Hi there,

The same crash here, using cocos2d-x-3.0rc1 as well but crash occurs starting from target sdk 14.
Crash log when running on Motorola Xoom (4.1.2):

04-08 06:30:32.240: D/dalvikvm(17888): Trying to load lib /data/data/com.zgames.mygame/lib/libcocos2dcpp.so 0x418fde88
04-08 06:30:32.250: D/dalvikvm(17888): Added shared lib /data/data/com.zgames.mygame/lib/libcocos2dcpp.so 0x418fde88
04-08 06:30:32.250: D/JniHelper(17888): JniHelper::setJavaVM(0x41307e78), pthread_self() = 1075885872
04-08 06:30:32.280: E/dalvikvm(17888): JNI ERROR (app bug): accessed stale local reference 0xe8400029 (index 10 in a table of size 2)
04-08 06:30:32.280: E/dalvikvm(17888): VM aborting
04-08 06:30:32.280: A/libc(17888): Fatal signal 11 (SIGSEGV) at 0xdeadd00d (code=1), thread 17901 (Thread-4824)

Stack trace is:

pid: 17888, tid: 17901, name: Thread-4824  >>> com.zgames.mygame <<<
signal 11 (SIGSEGV), code 1 (SEGV_MAPERR), fault addr deadd00d
Stack frame #00  pc 00045dbc  /system/lib/libdvm.so (dvmAbort+75)
Stack frame #01  pc 00028bbc  /system/lib/libdvm.so (IndirectRefTable::get(void*) const+336)
Stack frame #02  pc 00049e57  /system/lib/libdvm.so (dvmDecodeIndirectRef(Thread*, _jobject*)+30)
Stack frame #03  pc 0004c7f5  /system/lib/libdvm.so
Stack frame #04  pc 00233d99  /data/data/com.zgames.mygame/lib/libcocos2dcpp.so (_JNIEnv::CallObjectMethod(_jobject*, _jmethodID*, ...)+18): Routine _JNIEnv::CallObjectMethod(_jobject*, _jmethodID*, ...) at /Users/nverenik/SDKs/android-ndk-r9c/platforms/android-9/arch-arm/usr/include/jni.h:636

Crash occurs in JniHelper.cpp at first call (line 168) of method jclass _getClassID(const char *className), line 44 (CallObjectMethod).
Class name is “org/cocos2dx/lib/Cocos2dxHelper”, method name is “getCocos2dxWritablePath”

So far I’ve just avoid this crash by not specifying target version :slight_smile:

– Nick


No. I don’y know enough details about Cocos2d-x … However, I did a bit search on the net and found what looks like the cause of the problem.

Maybe Cocos2d-x doesn’t implement the JNI correctly. I’m only guessing.



Anyone have sucess or resolve this problem?, i try other stuffs but i’m not very good in java jni code and problem still remain,


Hi,I changed

JniHelper::classloader = cocos2d::JniHelper::getEnv()->NewGlobalRef(_c);

in JinHelper.cpp line 146, the bug fixed!


@mond03cn many thanks, finally i got work, just one line of code and everthing works,

i take the liberty to republish your answer to more people that have this problem too,
hope that bug will correct in future