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From Christopher Cain <>
Subject Re: [DOC] TOC - thoughts
Date Fri, 13 Jul 2001 19:05:47 GMT

GOMEZ Henri wrote:
> >Putting little notes about things like the JDK 1.3.1 linux
> >issue are VERY
> >useful. I hate it when M$ have docs that don't mention things
> >such as "none
> >of your data is encrypted, by the way"
> JDK 1.3.1 problems with recent glibc could be fixed by adding :
> export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5
> IBM JDK 1.3 works perfectly under Redhat 7.1 (may be also MDK 8.0)

IMNSHO, that kernel flag workaround is a joke. I almost fell out of my
chair with laughter when I first read that proposed "solution" on the
Sun forums. "Hey, our JDK makes some faulty assumptions about memory
allocation and threading ... the solution is to direct Java to use the
antiquated threading libraries indefinitely." LOL ... excellent
"solution." Better still, it is STILL not fixed AFAIK (I d/led the
latest release a few weeks ago). Even better than that, the hokey flag
trick did not even WORK when I tried it the first week that all went
down (dunno if it does now).

The IBM JDK originally had the same problem, but was fixed literally
within one week of Redhat 7.1 release. From what I've heard, it works on
all distros without problem. Mad props to IBM for the extrememly quick
fix, and for supporting its developers the right way. IBM rocks for Java
support. (Jikes is an absolute Godsend.)

- Christopher

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