[PATCH] Fix for hotspot build failures on Linux

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Sun Jul 29 00:01:28 PDT 2012

On 29/07/2012 2:10 PM, Kaushik Srenevasan wrote:
> I'm running into build failures while trying to build hotspot (only -
> not the JDK). It looks like the first of these is due to a change
> introduced in 2558:81d815b05abb while the second has been around
> forever.
> hotspot/src/share/vm/oops/constantPoolOop.cpp:272:40: error:
> converting 'false' to pointer type 'methodOop'
> [-Werror=conversion-null]
> hotspot/src/share/vm/opto/loopnode.cpp:896:50: error: converting
> 'false' to pointer type 'Node*' [-Werror=conversion-null]

These were both fixed 6 months ago as bug 7140882:


The fix went into jdk8 and jdk7u4.

What version of hotspot sources do you have?

> The cause for both of these is a conversion from bool to a pointer
> type conversion warning being treated as an error; that gcc (Debian
> 4.7.1-2) 4.7.1 doesn't seem to like.
> Attached patch fixes this.

FYI the mailing lists tend to strip attachments.


> Thanks,
>           -Kaushik
> PS: FWIW, here's the command I'm using to build:
> ALT_BOOTDIR=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-amd64 jvmg

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