IcedTea6 1.8.9 and Zero/Shark
fw at deneb.enyo.de
Fri Aug 12 12:20:58 PDT 2011
* Xerxes Rånby:
> tor 2011-08-11 klockan 19:54 +0200 skrev Florian Weimer:
>> I'm trying to prepare another security update for Debian. After
>> applying the changes from 1.8.9, Debian's Zero/Shark does not build
>> anymore. It hangs during testing; jtreg hangs after throwing an
> Good news are that Shark and OpenJDK actually built.
> I agree its a pain that you see a stall during testing. The version
> of Shark that you are packaging do contain known bugs, my best
> suggestion to you are to upgrade the package.
This is on the long-term stable branch. My options there are somewhat
limited, particularly since I do not maintain the package on the
development branch and cannot test changes there.
It astonishes me that the failures are apparently CPU-specific.
> The first shark release that passed the TCK was based on the icedtea
> 1.9.x release in combination with hs17.
We actually downgraded from hs16 to hs14, and we seem to have fewer
bugs as a result. The failures I see could well be LLVM bugs, so
changing Hotspot might not help much.
Perhaps I should simply disable Zero builds on i386 and amd64.
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