Proposal for adding O_DIRECT support into JDK 9

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Tue Aug 29 10:23:40 UTC 2017

On 28/08/2017 21:28, Brian Burkhalter wrote:
> Hi Lucy,
> I am unsure of the best way to get the native code to build as part of 
> the test build. One example however of where this is done is in 
> <JDK_REPO>/jdk/test/java/awt/JAWT but the test is a shell test and we 
> are trying to move away from those. I do not know exactly what Alan 
> intends by his comment. There are other tests which have pre-compiled 
> shared libraries checked into the SCM. If there is a problem with the 
> native library itself or in locating it, then I would think the test 
> should fail and we would be alerted that there is a problem.
An example to study is the test in 
jdk/test/java/lang/String/nativeEncoding. The make file to build it is 
jdk/make/test/JtregNative.gmk. No issue with splitting this to a 
separate issue if you decide to include it.


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