Dynamically linked libjli for *BSD

Jung-uk Kim jkim at FreeBSD.org
Mon May 18 19:16:53 UTC 2015

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On 05/18/2015 14:38, Kurt Miller wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-05-18 at 13:14 -0400, Jung-uk Kim wrote:
>> On 05/18/2015 02:52, Greg Lewis wrote:
>>> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 11:30:26AM -0400, Christos Zoulas
>>> wrote:
>>>> On May 16,  3:06pm, kurt at intricatesoftware.com (Kurt Miller) 
>>>> wrote: -- Subject: Dynamically linked libjli for *BSD
>>>> | Hi Greg, Christos, | | Currently building the jdk with
>>>> debug symbols fails on OpenBSD and | I suspect at least
>>>> FreeBSD (since it is disabled in the ports tree |
>>>> java/openjdk8/Makefile too). This was determined to be caused
>>>> by | libjli being statically linked on *BSD. [1] | |
>>>> Statically linking libjli was a work-around introduced in 1.5
>>>> or 1.6 | most likely due to the lack of rpath $ORIGIN support
>>>> in our runtime | linkers. All of the BSD's have rpath $ORIGIN
>>>> support for several | years now. I propose that we eliminate
>>>> linking libjli statically and | remove another difference we
>>>> have in the build when compared to | Linux and Solaris.
>>>> Dynamically linking libjli fixes the build with | debug
>>>> symbols. | | Please review/test this diff on FreeBSD and 
>>>> NetBSD and let me know if | you are okay with the change.
>>>> Works on NetBSD. Just a note, $ORIGIN support is not fully 
>>>> implemented on NetBSD, there is a #ifdef notyet in
>>>> kern_exec.c... But running java with a full path in $0 works.
>>>> I'd say apply it if it works for others.
>>> Works for me too on FreeBSD 10.1.
>> A PR with the same idea was filed but I rejected it:
>> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=193009
> Oh, I wasn't aware of the parallel FreeBSD work on this.
>> Actually, we had a $ORIGIN problem, which affected some ports,
>> e.g., java/icedtea-web.  I fixed it in r279364 for head and
>> MFC'ed in r279713, r279714 and r279715 to stable/10, stable/9 and
>> stable/8, respectively.
>> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/279364 
>> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/279713 
>> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/279714 
>> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/279715
>> Unfortunately, no FreeBSD *release* has this fix.
> What do you suggest we do with bsd-port/jdk8? Should I make this
> change OpenBSD specific or are you okay with how it is now?

Ideally, I think we have to make this conditional by adding a
variable, e.g., USE_STATIC_LIBJLI, and set it only on macosx by
default.  Then we can set it from our port makefile depending on
target FreeBSD version.

Jung-uk Kim
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