Need reviewer: Exceptions to mapfile rule on shared libraries

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Tue Apr 12 23:18:34 UTC 2011

On Apr 12, 2011, at 3:58 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:

> On 13:46 Tue 12 Apr     , Kelly O'Hair wrote:
>> Some shared libraries do not have and will not have mapfiles, at least for now, we
>> give these an exception to the mapfile check (which just issues a warning).
>> 7033957: Library built without a mapfile:
>> -kto
> On a related note, is it wise to have these libraries using the same names as system
> libraries?  libxinerama is the same as libXinerama with the exception of case.  I
> believe the JDK also has a libjpeg which is identically named to the system install.
> Could it not be, or some such?

I'll CC Phil.

Given the age of these libraries, I'm very hesitant to change the names.

As far as library naming in general, I can see your point, but I'm not sure we could
change them now. Maybe in JDK8?  But not after some discussions on what the impact
might be. :^(


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