Name: krT82822 Date: 06/03/99
The call to java.io.File.setLastModified() will occasionally fail
on Windows98 machines using FAT32 filesystem.
This happens on plain files, not directories as suggested by
the fixes to 4177432 and 4156354.
The standard JIT shows this symptom the most.
Turning off JIT reduces the frequency of the problem.
Performing a gc() just prior to the setLastModified() call
in addition to turning off the JIT seems to make it work
almost all of the time. This suggests a resource retention
Using HOTSPOT JIT with its GC scheme also improves but doesn't
fix the problem.
Please contact me for an example and script to evoke the problem.
(Review ID: 83748)