IBM jdk needs kernel patch to fix floating stacks problem? LD_ASSUME_KERNEL

James Gunning James.Gunning at
Thu May 16 10:07:48 EST 2002

Hi ppc'ers
        From discussion on the newsgroup
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we ppc users need some kernel patch to get the IBM jdk's (1.3.0, 1.3.1)
to work.
Anybody got any  ideas if this is possible? Where to get the patch? Is
there a patch?

Any views welcome,

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> Hi all,
> When trying to use the pSeries JDK with Tomcat v4.0.3, it bombs out on
> startup like so:
> **Out of memory, aborting**
> *** panic: JVMST058: Cannot allocate memory in initGcHelpers(3)
> It then leaves a 60MB or so core file, and exits.
> I have tried all sorts of combinations of -X options to do with memory,
> none of them make any difference.
> The target platform is LinuxPPC v2.4.19-pre7 (v2.4.18 has same problem)
> under YDL v2.2, with glibc 2.2.5-0.19a.
> Anyone shed any clue? Is anyone from IBM interested in the core dump so
> it can be debugged?
> Regards,
> Graham

As I have just posted on another thread:

It looks very much like the floating stack thing.  If YellowDog don't
give you the LD_ASSUME_KERNEL patch, then you can compile
glibc with floating stacks disabled.  This course of action is only open
to the brave and the foolish.


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