bsd-port b58 update

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Wed May 20 11:55:58 PDT 2009

2009/5/20 Kurt Miller <kurt at>:
> I completed updating bsd-port to b58 locally and will be pushing it up
> to the repository soon. There are some things to be aware of with this
> update. There are new nio classes and packages as well as sctp support
> in jdk7 now. For more details see:
> I did not integrate the new java.nio.sctp package. There is no SCTP
> support in OpenBSD or FreeBSD 6.x (not sure about NetBSD or OS X). I
> removed nio subdir from jdk/make/com/sun/Makefile so the java.nio.sctp
> package package is completely skipped.
> There is a new nio class:
> java.nio.channels.spi.AsynchronousChannelProvider
> I did not provide a BSD implementation since the Solaris, Linux or
> Windows implementations all use features not present on BSD (/dev/poll,
> epoll, and iocp). Attempting to use this class will result in an
> "platform not recognized" exception until a BSD version is implemented
> (preferably kqueue based).
> There is a new nio package: java.nio.fs. I provided partial/incomplete
> implementation for the BsdFileSystem and BsdFileStore classes. Basically
> I implemented enough so that bsd-port can bootstrap itself on *BSD.
> However, OS X needs an alternate implementation of
> BsdFileSystem.getMountEntries() since OS X doesn't use /etc/fstab like
> the BSD's do. Without an OS X getMountEntries() implementation bsd-port
> can't be used to bootstrap itself on OS X, but it should still build.
> The BSD's and OS X currently don't have openat, fstatat, unlinkat,
> renameat, futimesat, fdopendir or getextmntent which are needed for
> full java.nio.fs support. See:
> jdk/src/solaris/native/sun/nio/fs/UnixNativeDispatcher.c
> I wrote an alternate implementation for getextmntent() that works on
> *BSD but not on OS X. We need alternate implementations for the rest.
> Expect java.nio.fs classes to have problems until we have alternate
> implementations for those functions.
> In short, expect bsd-port to have some deficiencies until project
> members or the community provide implementations for the missing
> parts. If you have the interest and capability this is an excellent
> time to contribute to bsd-port.
> Regards,
> -Kurt

Good news! BTW, there is now a b59 with a few minor fixes, so probably
worth pulling that in too.  There'll not be much until after JavaOne
so now is a good time to play catch up ;)
Andrew :-)

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