<AWT Dev> RFR: JDK-8145596 Enable debug symbols for all libraries

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Dec 17 14:54:06 UTC 2015

Looks good to me.

Note that this patch will conflict with the quick fix I did in jdk9/hs, 
so you will need to either wait for my patch, push in a forest that has 
my patch, or make sure the integrator can handle it correctly.


On 2015-12-17 14:43, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> For historical reasons, the FDS (Full Debug Symbols) project only 
> enabled debug symbols for a few select libraries, since this was 
> difficult to achieve in the old build. Also, the FDS project never 
> enabled debug symbols for macosx on the JDK libraries.
> With the new build system, debug symbols come for free for all 
> libraries, and we actually have to do extra work to keep them out. :-&
> We should just stop doing that. It hurts no-one to have proper debug 
> information for all libraries, it might come in helpful, and just 
> doing it everywhere would simplify build logic.
> This is mainly a build change, but I'm cc:ing the component teams just 
> in case.
> This patch leverages JDK-8036003, but provides a cleaner 
> implementation of this logic in the makefiles. Instead of the vague 
> ENABLE_DEBUG_SYMBOLS, I have introduced three clearly defined variables:
> The various settings of --with-native-debug-symbols turns these 
> variables on/off depending on what we want to achieve, and the 
> makefiles check these variables to determine what compiler flags to 
> use, whether to run objcopy (or similar) and whether to zip the 
> extracted symbols, respectively.
> A fourth variable (STRIP_DEBUG_SYMBOLS) is needed to fully complement 
> this, but the way we handle stripping is complex in it's own right, 
> and I've saved that for a separate patch.
> Note that this patch intentionally does not affect the Hotspot build 
> system. The variables for the hotspot build is kept unchanged. When 
> the new build-infra based hotspot build system arrives, the 
> functionality introduced in this patch will be automatically used. 
> Until then, I prefer not to mess any more than necessary with the 
> hotspot makefiles.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8145596
> WebRev: 
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8145596-fix-native-debug-symbols-properly/webrev.01
> /Magnus

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