FreeBSD-4 issue (was: Re: JDK 1.5.0 patchset 1 "Sabretooth")

Alexey Zelkin phantom at
Thu Jan 20 02:36:45 PST 2005

On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 03:28:17PM -0700, Greg Lewis wrote:
> The BSD Java Porting project is pleased to annouce the availability of
> patchset 1 "Sabretooth" for JDK 1.5, based on the JDK 1.5.0 SCSL source
> code.
> Due to the work of Alexey Zelkin (the primary developer responsible for
> this release) and Christos Zoulas (who provided NetBSD support) the first
> patchset should provide at least some support for the following platforms:
> 	FreeBSD 4.10/i386
> 	FreeBSD 5.3/i386
> 	FreeBSD 5.3/amd64
> 	NetBSD 2.0/i386
> As with most initial releases some caveats apply:
> 1. No plugin or javaws support.  These will follow in a future release.
> 2. Possible problems with graphical applications on FreeBSD 4.x.

Actually, this problem is memory allocation related (libverify implements
own mechanizm of small chunks allocation).  And appears while running
most of memory consuming java applications (at 4-STABLE only).
Unfortunatelly, because of concentration on FreeBSD 5.x/6.x support, I do
not have enough resources to continue FreeBSD 4.x line now.  And so,
if you've debug foo and some spare time be my guest and submit your
patches/analyzis for these issues!

> 3. This release is not suitable for production use and should be
>    considered primarily for early adopters.
> 4. Support for FreeBSD 6-CURRENT is not guaranteed.

Yep, but please make sure you've up-to-date -CURRENT before issuing

> Please include Alexey in any problem reports for FreeBSD and Christos in
> any problem reports for NetBSD.
> The patchset may be downloaded at:
> A java/jdk15 port for FreeBSD will follow shortly.
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