RFR (preliminary): JDK-8056999 Make hotspot builds less verbose on default log level

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Thu Sep 4 04:35:45 UTC 2014

Hi Magnus,

On 1/09/2014 10:11 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> Even in the default log level ("warn"), hotspots builds are extremely
> verbose. With the new jigsaw build system, hotspot is build in parallel
> with the jdk, and the sheer amount of hotspot output makes the jdk
> output practically disappear.
> This fix will make the following changes:
> * When hotspot is build from the top dir with the default log level, all
> repetetive and purely informative output is hidden (e.g. names of files
> compiled, and the "INFO:" blobs).

I think I probably want a default log level a little more informative 
than that - I like to see visible progress indicators. :)

> * When hotspot is build from the top dir, with any other log level
> (info, debug, trace), all output will be there, as before.

Would be nice to have fixed the excessive/repetitive INFO blocks re FDS 
:) but that requires more than just controlling an on/off switch.

> * When hotspot is build from the hotspot repo, all output will be there,
> as before.
> Note! This is a preliminary review -- I have made the necessary changes
> for Linux only. If this fix gets thumbs up, I'll continue and apply the
> same pattern to the rest of the platforms. But I didn't want to do all
> that duplication until I felt certain that I wouldn't have to change
> something major. The changes themselves are mostly trivial, but they are
> all over the place :-(.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8056999
> WebRev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8056999-less-verbose-hotspot-builds/webrev.01

Seems to be some overlap with the $(QUIETLY) mechanism - but to be 
honest I always have trouble remembering how that works. In looking at 
it now it seems to me that "$(QUIETLY) echo" is incorrect as the text is 
always echoed, what gets suppressed is the echoing of the echo command 
itself - which seems pointless. So I think all "$(QUIETLY) echo" should 
just be @echo.

But then replacing @echo with a $(ECHO) that may be silent would seem a 
bit cleaner that "@echo $(LOG_INFO). (Not sure what you are doing in the 
rest of the build).

print_info is nice.


> /Magnus

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