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

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Tue Feb 24 14:21:07 UTC 2015

----- Original Message -----
> On 2015-02-23 19:57, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> I think the jdk changes with ppc64le as CPU make sense.
> >>
> >> Note that the changes to SoundDefs.h and SoundLibraries.gmk will be
> >> obsolete with JDK-8072665 which is currently in the client forest.
> >>
> > Is it worth waiting on this to be promoted to jdk9 then?
> Actually, I think the client people would prefer if a change to those
> files went through the client forest, but if you rebase there, then
> there is no change to client files. If it's alright with you, I would
> recommend either waiting or perhaps just skip out on that change and
> push early, as we expect it to go away in jdk9/dev in a week or so.

Sure, I can reduce the changes in the jdk tree to just adding the jvm.cfg.

Did we decide whether -DABI_ELFv2 was needed or not? If it isn't, then I'll 
drop this from the webrev too, and also from our version of the ppc64le port
on OpenJDK 7.

I take it jdk9/dev would be fine for that?

Andrew :)

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Red Hat, Inc. (http://www.redhat.com)

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