eclipse crashes on current/amd64

Christian Gusenbauer c47g at gmx.at
Mon May 9 18:35:25 UTC 2011


Hi Brandon!

On Monday 09 May 2011 19:00:59 Brandon Gooch wrote:
> On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Christian Gusenbauer <c47g at gmx.at> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I'm quite new to the Java world, but I'd like to learn Java, so I
> > thought, I give eclipse a chance and compiled/installed it. After
> > starting eclipse I clicked on the "javadoc" tab in the bottom half of
> > the eclipse window and after a few seconds eclipse crashed :-(.
> 
> I'm a newb myself, and just began working with eclipse (and Java). I'm
> experiencing similar crashes.
> 
> I haven't done any debugging of the issue, but I found a work-around:
> 
> $ eclipse -vmargs -Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.XULRunnerPath=/dev/null
> 
> or setting it in eclipse.ini (somewhere after the -vmargs line):
> 
> cat  /usr/local/lib/eclipse/eclipse.ini
> [SNIP]
> -vmargs
> -Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.XULRunnerPath=/dev/null
> [SNIP]
> 
> ...works for me. What it does EXACTLY is unknown to me at this point,
> although I assume it's disabling whatever functionality it would
> otherwise obtain from libxul (perhaps using some other method of
> detecting the components required, or using something internally).
> 

Great, that works for me, too :)!

> > The core dump contains hundreds of
> > 
> > #178 0x0000000847550595 in NS_GetComponentManager_P ()
> >   from /usr/local/lib/libxul/libxul.so
> > #179 0x0000000847550595 in NS_GetComponentManager_P ()
> >   from /usr/local/lib/libxul/libxul.so
> > #180 0x0000000847550595 in NS_GetComponentManager_P ()
> >   from /usr/local/lib/libxul/libxul.so
> > #181 0x0000000847550595 in NS_GetComponentManager_P ()
> >   from /usr/local/lib/libxul/libxul.so
> > 
> > entries and the top of the call stack looks like this:
> > 
> > #1631 0x00007fffffbfd568 in ?? ()
> > #1632 0x000000080000000c in ?? ()
> > #1633 0x0000000806292080 in ?? ()
> > #1634 0x0000000802f3b5a0 in ?? ()
> > #1635 0x00007fffffbfd4e8 in ?? ()
> > #1636 0x00007fffffbfd3d0 in ?? ()
> > #1637 0x000000080184dbc2 in JavaCalls::call_helper ()
> >   from /data/local/openjdk6/jre/lib/amd64/server/libjvm.so
> > Previous frame inner to this frame (corrupt stack?)
> > 
> > So what's up with eclipse/libxul?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Christian.
> 
> I'm actually seeing the JVM crash (java.core is generated), so perhaps
> the subtleties of our issues differ a bit, but let me know if the
> above suggestion works.

Well I think the crashes we experience are the same :-). Good to know, that 
I'm not alone ;-)!

> 
> Thanks!
> 
> -Brandon

Thanks for your help,
Christian.


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