[kaffe] kaffe security manager fix backport attemt, lock/GC bug

mag mag at debian.org
Thu Aug 11 02:47:54 PDT 2005


I made an attempt to backport the kaffe security manager fix,
which is needed to run tomcat4.

The patch is at

There is a bug in the thing which I cannot stamp out. It bails out with
kaffe-bin: /home/mag/tmp/kaffe-1.1.5/build-tree/kaffe-1.1.5/kaffe/kaffevm/locks.c:598: KaffeLock_destroyLock: Assertion `lock->lockCount == 0' failed.
Log is at

It seems that the garbage collector throws out a living lock on the
window. I attempted to figure out which object it belongs to, so made a
patch enhancing lock debugging.

Unfortunately it is still not enough for me to figure out more.

Could some GC guru look into the issue?
I am willing to help further debugging the issue.

- get kaffe-1.5.5-5 source from sid.
- add 07_gnu_classloader_try10.patch and 08_lockdebug_6.patch to
- add --enable-debug to CONFFLAGS in debian/rules
- debuild, dpkg -i kaffe-common kaffe-pthreads kaffe
- apt-get install tomcat
- add -vmdebug SLOWLOCKS to the beginning of CATALINA_OPTS
in /etc/default/tomcat (and uncomment the line, of course
- try /etc/init.d/tomcat4 start
- look at the logs and cry ;(

Debian sarge
kernel 2.6.10
$cat /proc/cpuinfo 
cpu             : TI UltraSparc IIe (Hummingbird)
fpu             : UltraSparc IIe integrated FPU
promlib         : Version 3 Revision 0
prom            : 4.0.4
type            : sun4u
ncpus probed    : 1
ncpus active    : 1
Cpu0Bogo        : 993.28
Cpu0ClkTck      : 000000001dcd6500
MMU Type        : Spitfire

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