Creating and using GCJ ARM cross compiler

Andrew Haley
Mon Apr 21 13:06:00 GMT 2008

Matthijs van de Water wrote:
> I'm afraid that my "Hello World" only compiles, but does not actually
> run on ARM(v6) hardware...
> Does the error "terminate called without an active exception" mean
> anything to one of you?

It means the unwinding and exception handling is broken.

> The program I'm trying to run is System.out.println("Hello World !")
> compiled with arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-gcj and '-static-libgcj'.
> I get the same error when I compile it shared (depending on
> root@arm:~# gdb ./hello-static
> GNU gdb 6.8
> Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
> There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  Type "show copying"
> and "show warranty" for details.
> This GDB was configured as "arm-poky-linux-gnueabi"...
> (gdb) run
> Starting program: /home/root/hello-static
> terminate called without an active exception
> Program received signal SIGABRT, Aborted.
> 0x401cb8c4 in raise () from /lib/
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0x401cb8c4 in raise () from /lib/
> #1  0x401cce0c in abort () from /lib/
> Backtrace stopped: frame did not save the PC
> (gdb)

I'm not sure.  At this point I'd put a breakpoint on main
and step through.

It is possible that, as David Daney suggested, ubuntu/gcc-4_2-branch
isn't up to the task.

However, it is worth digging around some.


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