RFR: 8166189: Fix for Bug 8165524 breaks AIX build

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 16:59:20 UTC 2016

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 5:25 PM, Erik Joelsson <erik.joelsson at oracle.com> wrote:
> On 2016-09-29 16:54, Alan Burlison wrote:
>> On 29/09/2016 08:03, Volker Simonis wrote:
>>> Sorry, but that doesn't sound like a solution to me at all. I think we
>>> should keep the OpenJDK sources self-contained. I don't want to depend
>>> on yet another non-standard, third party library which doesn't even
>>> exist now.
>> Unless I'm completely misunderstanding, that's not what is being proposed.
>> What is being proposed is refactoring code that's currently duplicated
>> across the JVM & JDK into a common library. Such a library would be a
>> standard Java component, not non-standard and not third-party. I can't see
>> what the problem is, to be honest.
> Volker's comment above was directed at the suggestion of taking the
> problematic AIX specific code out of the OpenJDK repositories and create a
> separate library with a separate lifecycle somewhere else that OpenJDK for
> AIX would then need to depend on. Volker was instead proposing what you
> describe.

Thanks Erik, this is exactly what I meant :)

And I think the solution you ssketched in your previous mail is the
right way to address this problem.


> /Erik

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