RFR: JDK-8202384: Introduce altserver jvm variant with speculative execution disabled

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Mon Jun 4 20:10:09 UTC 2018

New webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8202384/webrev.02/

Renamed the new jvm variant to "hardened".


On 2018-06-04 09:54, jesper.wilhelmsson at oracle.com wrote:
>> On 4 Jun 2018, at 17:52, Erik Joelsson <erik.joelsson at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On 2018-06-01 14:00, Aleksey Shipilev wrote:
>>> On 06/01/2018 10:53 PM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>>>> This patch defines flags for disabling speculative execution for GCC and Visual Studio and applies
>>>> them to all binaries except libjvm when available in the compiler. It defines a new jvm feature
>>>> no-speculative-cti, which is used to control whether to use the flags for libjvm. It also defines a
>>>> new jvm variant "altserver" which is the same as server, but with this new feature added.
>>> I think the classic name for such product configuration is "hardened", no?
>> I don't know. I'm open to suggestions on naming.
> "hardened" sounds good to me.
> The change looks good as well.
> /Jesper
>> /Erik
>>> -Aleksey

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