Bug 81040

Summary: IBM JDK core dump
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jon Willeke <willeke>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Flags
strace javac foo.java (1.3.1 on 8.0.92)
strace javac foo.java (1.3.1 on 8.0)
strace javac foo.java (1.4 on 8.0.92)
strace javac foo.java (1.4 on 8.0) none

Description Jon Willeke 2003-01-03 17:48:08 UTC
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Description of problem:
The javac and java programs in the IBM Java Developer Kit core dump on trivial
operations.  I've found that 1.3.1-3 and 1.4-0 work on RH 8.0 (psyche), but not
on RH 8.0.92 (phoebe).  I suspect that this is related to the kernel.

Previous versions of the JDK mentioned a work around for early versions of the
2.4 kernel: setting the environment variable LD_ASSUME_KERNEL to 2.2.5.  This
work around is effective.  Still, since Red Hat 8.0 doesn't cause a problem,
this seems to be a regression.

I'll attach strace output of javac for a minimal Java program, foo.java.  1.3.1
appears to core dump calling mprotect(), whereas 1.4 hangs in futex(), shortly
after calling mprotect().

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the IBM Java Developer Kit, version 1.3.1 SR 3 or 1.4.

2. Enter a trivial Java program, such as foo.java:

   public class foo {
     public static void main( String args[] ) {

3. Try to compile this program with javac:

  $ /opt/IBMJava2-131/bin/javac foo.java
  Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Comment 1 Jon Willeke 2003-01-03 17:51:37 UTC
Created attachment 89097 [details]
strace javac foo.java (1.3.1 on 8.0.92)

This is strace output showing a core dump after sigaltstack().	I will attach
strace output from RH 8.0, showing that the next call is mprotect().

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2003-01-03 17:53:41 UTC
RHL 8.0  kernel didn't have futexes; the beta kernel does.
It looks like the IBM JDK has broken futex handling.....

Comment 3 Jon Willeke 2003-01-03 17:54:45 UTC
Created attachment 89098 [details]
strace javac foo.java (1.3.1 on 8.0)

This complements the 8.0.92 strace output, showing that the core dump may have
occurred in mprotect().

Comment 4 Jon Willeke 2003-01-03 18:00:00 UTC
Created attachment 89099 [details]
strace javac foo.java (1.4 on 8.0.92)

This strace output shows a hang in futex().  This may be more interesting than
the 1.3.1 output, as the phoebe kernel has extensive threading changes.

Comment 5 Jon Willeke 2003-01-03 18:03:43 UTC
Created attachment 89100 [details]
strace javac foo.java (1.4 on 8.0)

For completeness.  This complements the 1.4 strace output on phoebe, but the
calls after clone() don't look the same.

Comment 6 Arjan van de Ven 2003-01-21 11:30:13 UTC
have you reported this to IBM?
It doesn't look like it's our bug

Comment 7 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:21 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/