Knime java crashes hs_err_pidXX.log


I am a big fan of Knime and me and our group use it basically daily. Since a while (unfortunately I do not recall when exactly, or what changed) every time I close Knime (using 3.4.2 , but similar thing occurs with 3.3.1) Java drops me an hs_err_pidXX.log telling me that the VM crashed. Basically it is nothing really influencing my work, but still I guess this is not an error I should get when closing a program.

A colleague is having the same issue, while another (working with the same Knime Version and the same system) does not have any issues.

My System is:

ubuntu 1604 LTS 64-bit,  7,6 GiB RAM, Intel® Core™ i5-4670S CPU @ 3.10GHz × 4

I have attached the log file, maybe someone has experienced the issue as well, or knows a solution?

Would be glad if you could help me out.



This is a bug in combination with WebKit 2.18 and Eclipse, see and

Thanks for the reply. I have found these pages before and was suspecting that. Unfortunately I have no clue what that means for me. I am unfamiliar with webkit and somehow I an unaware of any installation regarding this toolkit on Linux.

I know that Knime is built upon Eclipse, but how does WebKit play into this? And is there anything I can do about that?

Sorry for the probably stupid questions but somehow google failed me badly when trying to understand whats going on.

Best regards,


At the moment there is nothing that either you or us can do about it (except downgrading your webkit installation if that's possible).