David Holmes David.Holmes at
Fri Aug 27 04:10:45 PDT 2010

Hi Doug,

Douglas Simon said the following on 08/27/10 16:25:
> As a result of stack overflow detection breaking in Maxine on Linux,
> I learnt about this ELF header. My experience is described here:
> Is this issue known in HotSpot/JDK? If so, how exactly is the header
> being omitted from the HotSpot and JDK libraries and executables?

I could be mistaken but I think these kinds of issues (it occurred with 
exec-shield in the past - see bug 5099186) are why the Java launcher 
creates the JVM in a new thread (and why we recommend custom launchers 
do the same). That ways any OS machinations with the initial thread's 
stack don't impact on the JVM's stack management.

David Holmes

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