Review Request: 8005850: build-infra: Make --enable-openjdk-only really disable custom

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Wed Jan 9 09:49:51 UTC 2013

On 2013-01-09 03:44, David Holmes wrote:
> On 8/01/2013 10:56 PM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>> The open part of this review. Move handling of --enable-openjdk-only to
>> before the first custom hook call.
> Minor nit: SUPPRESS has two P's :)
> One concern I have with this is that we keep conflating custom and 
> closed. The OpenJDK build system provides a facility whereby the user 
> can augment it with custom build files - both at the configure level 
> and makefile level. The customizations that Oracle builds include are 
> what we refer to as "closed" and generally involve additional "closed" 
> repositories in the forest.
> In that regard to me --enable-openjdk-only was actually a closed 
> addition only needed for Oracle closed builds, as a convenience to say 
> "yes I have a full forest of open and closed parts but ignore the 
> closed parts and do me an openjdk build".
> Magnus argued that any build with customizations is not an OpenJDK 
> build. But if you follow that line then --enable-openjdk-only should 
> disable all use of customizations.
> What we have now seems to switch back and forth between custom and 
> closed.
> Something to clean up at a later time.
> Thanks,
> David
My interpretation of custom and closed was that we would try to 
implement a general way for anyone to put custom src and makefiles on 
top of openjdk and then have Oracle's "closed" implementation use this 
functionality rather than being a special case. We aren't nearly there 
yet of course, but that's how I've tried to apply the terminology. This 
surely needs to be cleaned up more.


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