Subject: Re: JDK native threads (was: Re: struct emul modification)
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/21/2001 09:12:46
On Mon, 21 May 2001, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:

: I meant Java native threads (java -native instead of java -green). What
: is their status on i386? Is i386 emulation able to run java programs
: with native threads or not?
: PowerPC Linux emulation is able to run complex Java programs with native
: threads, but it rarely hangs (it does in Tomcat for instance). I wonder
: if i386 suffers the same machine independent bug, or if the problem is
: machine dependent on both platforms.

The problem has partly to do with the pipe/SIGIO problem mentioned on other
threads a little while ago.  You can reliably hang the linux jdk processes
on i386 simply by starting *any* java program with native threads

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