[PATCH FOR REVIEW]: Support the alpha architecture

Andrew John Hughes ahughes at redhat.com
Thu Jun 3 21:07:43 UTC 2010

On 3 June 2010 21:12, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com> wrote:
> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> :
>> Thanks Kelly.  Your change does make more sense, especially given we
>> don't yet use the _alpha_ define anyway.  I've pushed the revised
>> version:
>> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/build/corba/rev/2657ee0d2d14
>> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/build/jdk/rev/fb56f86642d6
>> Thanks,
> I realize I'm late to this discussion but I assume the changes to the corba
> repo aren't really necessary as it doesn't have any native code any more.

Hmmm, I see this is the case with OpenJDK7 but OpenJDK6 still has
src/share/native/com/sun/corba/se/internal/io/ioser.c.  The patch
originated on 6, where presumably the fix was needed.

To be honest, it seems strange that CORBA doesn't just use the JDK
version of Defs-linux.gmk especially when the JDK version is prefixed

+# WARNING: This file is shared with other workspaces.
+#          So when it includes other files, it must use JDK_TOPDIR.

Surely these days the only 'other workspaces' to which this applies
are the CORBA and HotSpot ones.

> removed some obsolete code there recently but didn't have the cycles to do a
> more thorough culling. It's a repo crying out to have its make files
> replaced.

Too true, e.g. each compilation warns 'value of JDK_IMPORT_PATH cannot
be empty, check or set ALT_JDK_IMPORT_PATH' when it is perfectly
possible to build without this set.

 I was under the understanding that it was maintained as part of
Glassfish so have avoided going near the OpenJDK copy where possible.
What's the situation there?

> -Alan.

Andrew :-)

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