Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131053
System freezes when compiling certain Java files with javac (IBM Java 1.4.1 or 1.4.2)
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:09:12 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed Fedora Core 2, and then proceeded to install software from
the TinyOS project (www.tinyos.net). After downloading the
IBM 1.4.2 SDK for 32-bit xSeries (Intel compatible) and the
JAVACOMM package and installing them, I installed the software for
TinyOS which includes some tools written in Java. When I type "make",
it invokes javac for each of the Java files. Then the system freezes
-- no blinking cursor, no response to keyboard, mouse, or power
switch. I have to pull the power cable out to get my system to
Because of the file dependencies being compiled automatically in Java,
I don't know what file in particular causes the freeze, and it's
slow going to test each one.
It just doesn't seem like running javac on *anything* should cause
a total system freeze.
I have tried both 1.4.2 and 1.4.1 versions of IBM's Java. 1.4.1
used to work on Fedora Core 1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to /opt/tinyos/tools/java/net/tinyos
2. Type "make"
3. Wait for the system to freeze (sometimes on "javac BcastInject.java"
but not always).
Actual Results: The terminal window doesn't move, and when I try to
move my mouse
cursor, I can't find it because it's not moving. Ctl-Alt-Del doesn't
do anything, nor trying to switch terminals with Ctl-Alt-F?. Pressing
the power switch at the front of the case doesn't do anything (I
didn't try holding it down) so I pull the power cable out of the back,
wait 20 seconds, plug it back in, and boot the machine.
Expected Results: It should have finished compiling lots of Java files.
FWIW, I am using a brand-new HP Pavilion a605x machine.
I forgot to mention, I say "certain" Java files because simple ones,
like HelloWorld, it compiles fine, as well as a number of files it
builds before it gets to the one that kills the machine.
This is a duplicate of bug 121902.
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.