javac server: No port file values materialized. on AIX

Andreas Lundblad andreas.lundblad at
Sun Jan 17 17:08:11 UTC 2016

On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 10:59:08AM +0100, Volker Simonis wrote:
> Maybe the timeout of five seconds is too small?
> Our AIX boxes are not the fastest and we also have a lot of stuff on NFS shares.
> I recently saw this one:
> [CLIENT] Exception caught: No port file values
> materialized. Giving up after 6676 ms
> Normally the timeout should be just about a little more than 5 seconds
> but here the exception reports more than 6 seconds which might be a
> hint that the machine was severely overloaded.
> Regards,
> Volker

Interesting observation. The code for waiting for valid port file values basically looks like

    for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
        if (successful)

so the fact that it even reaches 6676 ms looks suspicious when it comes to load.

-- Andreas

More information about the build-dev mailing list