[kaffe] Problem while building Kaffe

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Mon Sep 11 00:39:22 PDT 2006

Hemanth Kumar wrote:

>Hi All, 
>I am new to kaffe and I am facing few problem during
>building kaffe after successfully configuring.  I am
>using ARM9 cpu , gcc-3.0.4,kaffe-1.1.7 , I will not
>use gtk or X11because it is console based embedded
>             I am not getting any error but Kaffe is
>getting struct at this point, after giving make.
>Adding java source files from VM directory
>/usr/local/bin/jikes +Pno-switchcheck +Pno-shadow +F
>-encoding UTF-8 -bootclasspath '' -extdirs ''
>-sourcepath '' --classpath
>-d . @classes
>Please suggest me some remedy.  Thanks in Advance.

Hi Hemanth,

are you building Kaffe on the ARM device? In that case, chances are 
you're hitting a bug in jikes
that only manifests itself on arm devices, and leads to jikes eating all 
memory and crashing.

I'd suggest either using a cross-compiler chain and building on a 
non-arm platform,  or
using a prebuilt rt.jar for kaffe 1.1.7, for example from the debian 
packages, and passing it to configure
using the respective configure script options. See configure --help for 

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