RFR (M): 8036767 PPC64: Support for little endian execution model

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 08:36:02 UTC 2014

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 4:29 AM, David Holmes <david.holmes at oracle.com> wrote:
> I don't see anything that actually controls what is built. Is it the case
> that the new arch value will be reported by uname on the ppc64le system?
> (I cringe seeing a new top-level arch introduced for this.)

I didn't liked this too much as well in my first review and I think we
can get along without a new top-level arch (see

But in the end I can live with both approaches (and having two
top-level archs probably makes it slightly simpler to support them
both in parallel) so I think finally it is up to you which approach we


> Thanks,
> David
> On 7/03/2014 1:37 PM, Alexander Smundak wrote:
>> This patch contains the changes to the build files to build JDK on the
>> little endian PowerPC64 running Linux, and the changes to the source
>> files to support little endian mode.
>> This preceding related change
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8036767 added support for the
>> ELFv2 ABi used on the little endian PowerPC64.
>> Please review and test this change. I need a sponsor.
>> The patch is at:
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~martin/asmundak/8036767/webrev.00/
>> Sasha

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