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Mathieu Baudier 12-26-2009 12:48 PM

Recent Java OpenJDK RPMs
 
Hello,

I have quite a few issues with the default OpenJdk package on CentOS
5.4 x86_64 (e.g. crash of Eclipse [1], and now excessive permgen
memory requirement causing the JVM to freeze and requiring a kill -9).

These issues do not appear with a local build of the latest stable
IcedTea [2], so I am considering using a more recent version of the
JVM
(I am not running Red Hat certified Java apps).

Does anyone know of ongoing efforts to provide recent versions of the
JDK as (S)RPMs?

I found some in CentOS Testing [3] but they date back from July 2008
and are b09 whereas current is b16.

Thanks in advance for any hints!

Cheers,

Mathieu

[1] http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=401
[2] http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/RhelBuildInstructions
[3] http://dev.centos.org/centos/5/testing/x86_64/RPMS/
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Christoph Maser 12-28-2009 06:47 AM

Recent Java OpenJDK RPMs
 
Am Samstag, den 26.12.2009, 14:48 +0100 schrieb Mathieu Baudier:
> Hello,
>
> I have quite a few issues with the default OpenJdk package on CentOS
> 5.4 x86_64 (e.g. crash of Eclipse [1], and now excessive permgen
> memory requirement causing the JVM to freeze and requiring a kill -9).
>
> These issues do not appear with a local build of the latest stable
> IcedTea [2], so I am considering using a more recent version of the
> JVM
> (I am not running Red Hat certified Java apps).
>
> Does anyone know of ongoing efforts to provide recent versions of the
> JDK as (S)RPMs?
>
> I found some in CentOS Testing [3] but they date back from July 2008
> and are b09 whereas current is b16.
>
> Thanks in advance for any hints!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Mathieu
>

I also see more issues with the latest OpenJDK packages
(1.6.0.0-1.7.b09.el5) than with the release before
(1.6.0.0-1.2.b09.el5). It seems the -1.7.b09 sometimes hast jvm crashes
if memory gets low.

Chris


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