Yes, Julian Dolby and I subscribe
to the list and try to keep up with changes in classpath and comment on
things that might impact Jikes RVM.
The fixes checked in for FileDescriptor
yesterday have classpath cvs head working with Jikes RVM again. Thanks!
We're still seeing problems using classpath
cvs head to read large files. This problem first appeared with the
first round of major changes to FileDescriptors in March. We haven't
done the work yet to determine if this problem is Jikes RVM specific or
a problem in the classpath libraries. Since most of our users use
Jikes RVM + classpath 0.05 this hasn't been a big issue yet. One
simple test case for what we think might be FileDescriptor related problems
is utf8 test from the Jikes RVM regression tests. It works
on Jikes RVM + classpath 0.05 but fails with Jikes RVM and classpath cvs
head. I've been meaning to try this with kissme + classpath cvs head,
but haven't gotten around to it yet.