New project: getting rid of IcedTea local patches
Alan.Bateman at Sun.COM
Thu Apr 9 12:08:55 PDT 2009
Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> icedtea-bytebuffer-compact.patch - this looks to be a partial fix to
>> 6593946. If so, 6593946 is already in jdk6/jdk6/jdk
> IcedTea6 is still based on the last build drop of jdk6, not the
> Mercurial repository. So this 6 week old patch won't be in the 25th
> of November b14 tarball.
> Interestingly, it also still exists in IcedTea7 as there were cases
> covered by the patch which didn't make it into the commit.
> I've attached that version. It was originally added by Keith Seitz
> while he was working on OpenJDK at Red Hat (according to the
Once the fix gets into a build (b16?) then I don't think you'll need the
IcedTea6 patch. Also, it does seem that the IcedTea6 patch is only a
partial fix in that I don't see the changes for the view buffers. I
looked at the patch you attached in the last mail (is this the IcedTea
patch to jdk7?). It seems to be a no-op, or at least just replaces
setting of mark to -1 with calls to discardMark that does the same
thing. Nothing wrong with it, just inconsistent with the existing code.
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