[kaffe] Some obscure(?) problem...
robilad at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 23 15:55:35 PDT 2002
On Tuesday 23 April 2002 18:17, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> On Monday 22 April 2002 16:56, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> > Hi Jukka,
> > --- Jukka Santala <jsantala at tml.hut.fi> wrote:
> > > Altough the debug log is in parts little different,
> > > the latest Xsmiles
> > > release (0.5) appears to exhibit same problem with
> > > the recent Kaffe
> > > desktop edition versions. I'll take a closer look if
> > > I have time, but as
> > > usual, if this rings a bell to anyone, particularily
> > > in regards to the
> > > latest modifications around this year, let me know.
> > > (Or fix it;)
> > Latest modifications ? Hm ... it may have something to
> > do with my Class.newInstance change from Sat Mar 16
> > 09:45:43 PST 2002. You might want to back that out and
> > see if it fixes your problems. I'll download xsmiles
> > 0.5 and have a look, too.
> hm, after playing with xsmiles 0.5 today I think I have found the problem:
> While running the static initializer of
> java.lang.Character$CharacterProperties we load a resource using an URL,
> which in turn uses the XURLStreamHandlerFactory, and that one eventually
> performs String operations that use the not fully initialized
> CharacterProperties. The method used in CharacterProperties, getIndex, uses
> the length of the static field rangeStart, that is not initialized yet at
> that moment. bingo.
> and now I'm off to create a patch,
I have a quick and dirty patch, that essentially loads the resources directly
from the jars in the classpath, without using URLs. I'm not sure about the
design of the proper patch, though. I'll see what pocketlinux-kaffe has to
offer for merge :)
It doesn't really help much. The next thing I get in GDB is a kaffe crash in
xerces :( org.apache/xerces/StringPool.ensureCapacity(II)Z: the iaload array
index check at pc=7 causes a SIGSEGV, since the array on stack is null. That
doesn't seem to be picked up by the null check, though. Weird.
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