Unable to start process using Runtime - Solved
glewis at eyesbeyond.com
Sat Nov 1 10:35:28 PDT 2008
On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 04:55:36PM -0400, Michael Franz wrote:
> Here are the changes that work for OS X.
FWIW, this is the patch I have locally to make it work. This is also
one of the three patches that we couldn't port over from the JRL port
since we didn't have an SCA from the contributor. I haven't approached
Michiel Boland (who originally came up with it) about doing so, but he
may be willing to submit an SCA. Otherwise we'll have to wait until
someone does this in a clean room manner (it looks like you obtained
it from the mail archives?).
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Martin Buchholz <martinrb at google.com>wrote:
> > I am the author of the changes to UNIXProcess_md.c.
> > File descriptor 3 is used to communicate any cause of failure
> > back to the parent process.
> > One might think that the openjdk7 code would work on
> > BSD because if the standard way of opening /proc/self/fd,
> > it falls back to closing all descriptors up to sysconf(_SC_OPEN_MAX),
> > which one would think the BSDs would have implemented.
This might be worth looking into. Note that the BSDs haven't mounted
/proc by default for several years, so code that expects the existence
of /proc is generally not portable to BSD. sysconf(_SC_OPEN_MAX) is
present on both FreeBSD 6 and 7. I haven't yet checked Mac OS X or
OpenBSD or NetBSD though.
> > In any case, even if the current jdk7 code doesn't work on BSD,
> > it should be easy to create a small patch to it that would be
> > portable to more Unix systems, that could be accepted upstream.
> > I would be willing to review.
The plan is to merge in all the BSD support at some point. So if doing
this another way will make it more acceptable and its feasible to do
so then I'm all for it.
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