Patch to fix build breakage with GCC 4.7

David Holmes david.holmes at
Tue Jan 31 00:57:18 UTC 2012

Hi Deepak,

The primary change here is a build change so I've cc'ed build-dev.

The majority of the changes are to JVMTI demo files hence I've cc'd 

I think JDK8-dev doesn't need to be included now so I've bcc'd it.

While gcc compilation on sparc is rare I'm not sure that simply deleting 
the sparc-only option unconditionally is the right thing to do.


On 31/01/2012 1:20 AM, Deepak Bhole wrote:
> Hi,
> JDK builds currently fail with GCC 4.7 due to its stricter option
> checking.
> GCC 4.6 and prior ignored invalid options -- GCC 4.7 does not. Certain
> files in JDK supply the -mimpure-text option to GCC. This option is only
> valid on SPARC[1,2]. As a result, GCC 4.7 throws an error during build
> on Linux (I suppose .
> This patch removes the option:
> 1:
> 2:
> If OK for push, please feel free to do so (I don't have commit access).
> Cheers,
> Deepak

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