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The following reply was made to PR kern/38537; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Bernd Ernesti <>
Subject: Re: kern/38537: __HAVE_PREEMPTION requires MULTIPROCESSOR
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 16:43:43 +0200

 On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 01:10:04PM +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
 >  >  The later will make it impossible to hava a fully working java
 >  >  if you have a MP system.
 >  >  Right now I disable MP to work around a problem described in kern/36505
 >  As I have already pointed out, however broken /proc emulation might be
 >  this is a problem with the postinstall script in the package, NOT the
 >  kernel.
 And as I said. It happens both with a linux java vm and with a native
 NetBSD java vm.
 That is AFTER the package is succesfully installed, while doing it with
 a UP kernel. So it can't be a problem with a broken /proc emulation.
 >  You can't build classes.jsa using the server VM, you must use the client VM.
 >  Allowing the java binary to choose the VM is asking for trouble. Add -client
 >  to the command line arguments and the problem goes away.
 I didn't know that part.
 This would mean to just fix the INSTALL scripts and we are done.

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