Access denied on Windows7 64bit

Oti ohumbel at
Mon Nov 19 09:51:27 PST 2012

Hi all,

recently I joined the AdoptOpenJDK program and started to test the new
build on Windows.
You can find a list what I did here:

The disabling of ASLR really helped: Before that I got a never ending
hotspot build with 0% CPU load.
Now hotspot builds just fine, thanks for the tip in!

What I am stuck with now is an Access denied stack trace.
I can reproduce it as many times I want, like this:

ohumbel at WIN-B8PK3J3J70Q ~
$ cd /cygdrive/c/OpenJDK/jdk8_tl/common/makefiles/

ohumbel at WIN-B8PK3J3J70Q /cygdrive/c/OpenJDK/jdk8_tl/common/makefiles
$ make clean-langtools
Cleaning langtools build artifacts ... done

ohumbel at WIN-B8PK3J3J70Q /cygdrive/c/OpenJDK/jdk8_tl/common/makefiles
$ make langtools-only
Building OpenJDK for target 'langtools-only' in configuration

## Starting langtools
Compiling 2 files for BUILD_TOOLS
Compiling 23 properties into resource bundles
Compiling 673 files for BUILD_BOOTSTRAP_LANGTOOLS
Creating langtools/dist/bootstrap/lib/javac.jar
Compiling 676 files for BUILD_FULL_JAVAC
Creating langtools/dist/lib/classes.jar
com\sun\tools\doclets\internal\toolkit\resources\background.gif (Access is
        at Method)
BuildLangtools.gmk:186: recipe for target
make[1]: ***
Error 1
/cygdrive/c/OpenJDK/jdk8_tl/common/makefiles//Main.gmk:75: recipe for
target `langtools-only' failed
make: *** [langtools-only] Error 2

Interestingly, it is always the same background.gif which appears in the
error message.
>From the above mentioned mail thread I guess that this could have something
to to with Security Software (Anti-Virus, ...)
I use Microsoft Security Essentials and
 - disabled all real time access
 - excluded the whole jdk folder
 - excluded the whole cygwin folder
, but without any effect.

Hopefully somebody on this list has a tip what I could try next.

Thanks in advance, and best wishes,

I am running a VM inside VMware Fusion on a Macbook Air

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