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Re: Libjava craziness

From: Mark Mitchell
Subject: Re: Libjava craziness
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 22:33:00 -0700

>>>>> "Alexandre" == Alexandre Oliva <address@hidden> writes:

    Alexandre> It certainly will, if you got the same failure in max
    Alexandre> cmd line lenght detection.  It detected a maximum
    Alexandre> command line of 37 bytes.

Apparently it is a heisenbug.

This time it said:

  finding the maximum length of command line arguments... 73729

And, as you predicted, all went OK from there.

How annoying.  I don't see any obvious race conditions in the code, or
anything.  I guess this is most likely some kind of odd shell bug, or
odd kernel bug, or else the cosmic rays got me *just right*.

I'm sorry for the fuss.  I didn't make it up, but without a way to
reproduce it, I'm not sure what to do.  If we get the improvement you
and I agreed on, that will at least lessen the impact.


Mark Mitchell                   address@hidden
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