mozilla-1.7,2 and jdk-1.4.2p6_4 plugin problem

Alexander Kirillov nevis2us at
Mon Jul 12 10:36:55 PDT 2004

Yep. This is it.
It works after I added /dev/psm0 as an entropy source.
Tried this after exhausting entropy pool with cat /dev/urandom
and with/without ps2 mouse irq added. Got consistent results.
Thanks for your help Greg!
>>More info on the problem.
>>Looking at the thread stack dumps when the browser gets stuck
>>I've found threads locked within
>>The reason why I'm having trouble loading applets over http is that
>>I have grant codeBase "https://something/-" in my ~/.java.policy file.
>>As soon as I removed https:// clause from my ~/.java.policy everything
>>works fine over http.
>>I've attached thread stack dump at the end of the message.
>>Hope this may help to reproduce and fix the problem.
> Ok, I've got a good guess now.  The stack trace suggests that the JVM
> is stuck trying to read secure random bytes from /dev/random.  This is
> a fairly common problem (particularly on 4.x) if the random device
> isn't hooked up to enough entropy sources to gather "randomness" from.
> Try using rndcontrol(8) to provide yourself with some more entropy
> sources and let me know if that resolves the problem.  There are some
> pointers on doing this in the freebsd-java mailing list archives.

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