[kaffe] [crash] Jython 2.1 Installer vs. jthread_disable_stop
Fri Jan 10 10:04:01 2003
> now that we've got Jython to run, I've tried to
> install it using the Jaython 2.1 installer from
> http://www.jython.org/download.html . That lead to an
> interesting crash: the jthread_disable_stop assert
> that checks if the disable_counter is less than 10
> leads to a core dump. Increasing the disable_counter
> limit to 50 lets most of the installer run, but it
> still dumps core at the end of the installation
> process at the same assert.
There are quite a few nested internal locks, which causes the assert to
fire... So, technically, increasing the number should be fine. A
"better" fix would be to either get rid of support for stop(), handle
unlocking internal locks when a thread is stopped, or reduce the amount of
> Finally, increasing the
> limit to 1000 leads to a core dump because of a stack
> over flow exception.
A lame guess is that this is due to a cycle in the serialized objects and
kaffe not being smart enough to notice. But, I don't know that much about
the serialization code (pat touched it last if we go the hot potato
> Any idea how to debug this / what might be causing it
> / if it's fixed in JanosVM ?
I dumped support for Thread.stop(), so we're immune that way. Theres also
a bunch of other changes that might reduce the amount of nested locks...
Btw, for me, jython takes _forever_ to open the installer window at
startup. I don't see this behavior in the JanosVM, but it has some other
bugs when painting the window (i haven't updated to the current cvs yet).
> best regards,
> dalibor topic