hotspot build problems

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Sat Dec 11 09:38:43 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 12:30 AM, Erik Trimble <erik.trimble at> wrote:
> On 12/10/2010 1:24 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>> Regarding the HPI-problem I only have a wild guess. Recently there was
>>> a change which removed HPI (see:
>>> So
>>> perhaps this interferes with your build JDK which is quite old as far
>>> as I saw ("1.6.0-rc-b104"). Perhaps building with a newer Java 6
>>> version or even Java 7 may solve the problem.
>> That doesn't seem to have been Per's problem (as he completed a build with
>> selinux turned off) but your comment worries me a little.  Is there a plan
>> to update OpenJDK6 so it will still be able to build 7?  Otherwise that's
>> going to be a bootstrapping issue.  I expect, with 7 stabilising, we'll
>> see more people wanting to build it over the coming months and having to
>> build an old version of 7 first is going to make things overcomplicated.
> We build internally with a JDK6 version as the bootstrap version, so I would
> expect that any issue that pops up with building 7 using 6 would be fixed
> quickly.
> That said, I *think*, but I'm not sure, that we're using 6u14 right now as
> the bootstrap JDK6.  And, that's almost 2 years old at this point, so can't
> see any issue with using any reasonably recent JDK6 or OpenJDK6 build as the
> bootstrap.

Yes, but as far as I saw, Per used "1.6.0-rc-b104" which seems quite outdated...

> -Erik
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