[RFR]: 8186579: VM_Version::platform_features() needs update on linux-sparc

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Wed Aug 30 21:13:05 UTC 2017

On 08/30/2017 05:48 PM, Patric Hedlin wrote:
> Hi Paul... Adrian (...sorry, I was in a rush... ;)

No worries. You're definitely not the first person to make this mistake :).

> On 2017-08-30 16:50, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>> On 08/30/2017 04:46 PM, Patric Hedlin wrote:
>>> This seems to be a duplicate of JDK-8172232.
>> Oh, I wasn't aware that someone from Oracle was working on this. My last
>> information was that Oracle currently doesn't care about linux-sparc. Has
>> this changed now?
> No. I'm afraid not. But we are still willing to help out.

Ok. But is there any foregoing work? You mentioned a patch you can share?

>>> Since this is now a community effort/update, perhaps I can offer you the associated patch.
>> If you have already written a patch, why not directly merge it
>> into JDK10? Or is there anything that prevents that from happening?
> There is this little catch around test infrastructure support.

Well, there is now Oracle Linux for SPARC :-). But, I guess it takes some time.

> We're just a tad reluctant to commit things we cannot fully test on a regular
> basis.


> However, if the community (that is officially you now ;) provides some support
> in keeping the odd bits in shape, we will certainly accept patches and try to help
> out as best we can.
Great. Then let's get 8186579 fixed together. We're slowly getting there where the
number of patches required to support OpenJDK on all of Debian's architectures is
getting to an acceptable level since several patches have already been upstreamed :).


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