Need reviewer: Exceptions to mapfile rule on shared libraries
kelly.ohair at oracle.com
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: libxinerama.so
> 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 libjxinerama.so, libjavajpeg.so 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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