Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Fri Aug 27 08:31:54 PDT 2010

Interesting. Had not heard about this new Elf header.

The Linux systems and gcc compilers used for jdk5 and jdk6 builds is  
pretty old.

gcc (GCC) 3.2.1-7a (J2SE release)

gcc (GCC) 3.2.2 (SuSE Linux)

For jdk7, we are using the gcc compiler provided with Fedora 9,  gcc  


On Aug 26, 2010, at 11:25 PM, Douglas Simon wrote:

> 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?
> -Doug

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