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

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Wed Feb 18 12:33:25 UTC 2015

----- Original Message -----
> On 16/02/2015 3:44 PM, David Holmes wrote:
> > I have no issue with this minimal change for hotspot.
> >
> > I suppose I can also volunteer to sponsor it. :)
> >
> > Is the plan to also do the JDK changes under the same bug? That will
> > need build-dev involvement.
> Still waiting to see if this will these hotspot-only changes or whether
> there is more in the works.

[ccing build-dev]

Yes, as I said here:


there are JDK changes but what I had to begin with was for 7 as that's where
the bug was reported. While the HotSpot changes are pretty much the same on 7,
8 and 9, doing the JDK side has basically been a complete re-write, especially
as, unlike 7, 8 has very little recognition of ppc64le.

I now have these changes working on 8u31:


I can re-base these onto whichever OpenJDK 9 tree is appropriate and push when
reviewed under the same bug as used for the HotSpot side.

> Thanks,
> David


Andrew :)

Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (http://www.redhat.com)

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