[Gc] FreeBSD threads

Boehm, Hans hans.boehm at hp.com
Thu Nov 18 11:48:02 PST 2004

Gctest in the distribution is a reasonable indication.  It's
run by "make test" (using Makefile.direct)  or "make check"
using the GNU build infrastructure.

You might also check the archives of the GNU java mailing list.
(In spite of the fact that it's much longer, the gcj test suite
is probably not a great way to test the collector.  But real
Java applications, or even SPEC benchmarks, are a pretty good test.)

Is gcj included on FreeBSD systems?  That would be another
reasonable indication.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: gc-bounces at napali.hpl.hp.com
> [mailto:gc-bounces at napali.hpl.hp.com]On Behalf Of Scott L. Burson
> Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 11:40 PM
> To: gc at napali.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: [Gc] FreeBSD threads
> Hi,
> A few weeks ago I asked whether the GC was known to work for 
> multithreaded 
> programs under FreeBSD.  (The comments in the makefile are rather 
> discouraging.)  The reply I got was "last time I checked, it 
> was working", 
> which is certainly encouraging but not quite the level of 
> assurance I need to 
> use the GC in a commercial product.  Unless someone on the 
> list is actively 
> using it without problems, it appears I need to do a little more work.
> Is there a test suite I can run under FreeBSD to check this?
> -- Scott
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