AllocateHeapAt disabling on AIX

David Holmes david.holmes at
Wed Sep 26 15:45:16 UTC 2018

Hi Matthias,

On 26/09/2018 11:41 AM, Baesken, Matthias wrote:
> Hello,  we want to disable the globals-flag  AllocateHeapAt on AIX  .
> It currently does not really work   on this platform,  and there is no  current plan to support it   .
> My question :
> Should I  just add a check to argument.cpp  ?
> Or should I use  the   constraint  function  feature for this ?

Do you want the flag to be non-existent or non-settable? What kind of 
error report do you want for the end user?


> E.g.  add   a  constraint function  to  globals.hpp  and then do something like this ?
> JVMFlag::Error AllocateHeapAtConstraintFunc(ccstr value, bool verbose) {
> #if defined(_AIX)
> #endif
>    return JVMFlag::SUCCESS;
> }
> To me the  current usages of the  constraint  functions do not look like they were intended for  platform-handling,  but for
>     Checking  validity/sanity  of some flag values .
> Thanks for your comments,  Matthias

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