Request for approval: 6929067: Stack guard pages should be removed when thread is detached

Paul Hohensee Paul.Hohensee at Sun.COM
Fri Mar 5 07:01:42 PST 2010

I suspect we don't use iostream for the same reason we didn't use 
templates, namely
when Hotspot was first implemented implementations were inconsistent 
across various
C++ compilers.


Coleen Phillimore wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm also reviewing this change but I also had the same question about 
> iostream.  I don't know the history either.  We have a similar 
> function in os_linux.cpp called find_vma() which uses standard C file 
> io.  You could rewrite get_stack_bounds() if there's a reason to.
> The other thing, || *jaxws/ *is checked into a 
> different repository (not the hotspot one).
> Also, I believe you need to add comments from the discussion in the 
> emails in the new os_linux.cpp functions, because I for one will lose 
> the email connection but it would be useful to preserve the reason for 
> this change.
> Lastly, Andrew, do you need a sun employee to check this in?  I will 
> do this once we resolve the issues above.
> Thanks,
> Coleen
> David Holmes - Sun Microsystems wrote:
>> Andrew,
>> Andrew Haley said the following on 03/05/10 01:58:
>>> This bug causes OpenOffice to crash on Linux systems.
>>> Webrev at
>> We don't use the C++ streams in Hotspot code. I don't know why 
>> (historical no doubt) and I don't know if it can actually cause 
>> problems, but we don't do it.
>> I can't comment on the technical aspect of the changes.
>> Cheers,
>> David Holmes

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