Threading problems with SunOS 4.1.x
weerts at pu.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Mon Nov 16 05:58:17 PST 1998
We just installed kaffe-1.0.b2 and had no problems so far with our
smallish applications. So before offering it for all our users we
tried to check the installatoin with the tests rpovided in the
distrib. Sadly, when running the tests some of them fail. I browsed
through the FAQs and mailing list archive but didn't find hints on
this subject. So, if I need to rejoin the reading excercises feel free
to tell me.
Doing a 'make test' in the test directory with the installed kaffe
fails on these tests:
ProcessTest ... error running
Should have got:
But got instead:
Caught exception: No more processes
java.io.IOException: No more processes
The 'UDPTest ...' hangs there and never returns.
The ThreadLocalTest kicks out a longish error report I didn't
want to post here.
The TestFloatDouble was ignored, all others passed.
The 'make testthreads' runs fine (CatchDeath and ThreadStop are
So here I am thinking, maybe is the test suite broken. But (as
usually) I think worse of SunOS (compared to Gnuish software :-). So
is this another SunOS problem? Do I have a too small kernel limit on
the number of processes?
Here are all the version numbers combined:
SunOS 4.1.3_U1 and 4.1.4, patches uptodate
ObUnrelated distribution problem:
In libraries/clib/awt/Makefile the line
'LDTAIL=-L/usr/local/X11R6/lib -lX11 -lpng -lz'
(resp. 'LDTAIL=@LDTAIL@ @AWTLIB@' in Makefile.in)
should be changed to 'LDTAIL=', because the SunOS ld will try to
resolve all symbols when creating libawt.so and whine about a lot
missing here. I wonder why this is done different for the other
Thanks for your help
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