libgcj problems on panther
Tue Nov 11 21:02:00 GMT 2003
Tom Tromey writes:
> >>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Tobler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Andreas> since a few days panther (OS-X 10.3) is out and gives us some nice
> Andreas> improvements regarding build speed. Unfortunately we also have a
> Andreas> serious problem to run the testsuite in libgcj. It is not only
> Andreas> testsuite related.
> Andreas> Andrew Pinski found out, if we remove the
> Andreas> gnu/gcj/convert/Output_ASCII.class from the buildtree, the app runs
> Andreas> with and with out CLASSPATH set. It also runs in the builddir.
> Ok, Panther doesn't have a shared libgcj, so Output_ASCII isn't
> linked in. So libgcj tries to load the .class file...
> Andreas> 262 next = *n;
> Andreas> n = (_Jv_MethodChain **) 0x38
> Andreas> thread = (struct Thread *) 0x0
> This is the immediate cause of the crash. `n' is garbage and
> `thread' is null.
> I think this happens because we're running this code before the first
> thread has been started, so there isn't a valid method chain.
> We aren't really set up to be doing this sort of thing. You could try
> working around this crash somehow, but there's no guarantee that you
> won't run into another one afterward...
Surely the thing to do here is make Panther use a shared libgcj. Tons
of stuff won't work until that happens.
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