Allow configure to detect if EC implementation is present

Vincent Ryan vincent.x.ryan at
Fri Mar 15 11:25:16 UTC 2013

You're correct Omar. That target directory is not always present as I had indicated below.
The new and old builds are indeed consistent in the way they handle that.


On 14 Mar 2013, at 19:50, Omair Majid wrote:

> On 03/14/2013 03:14 PM, Vincent Ryan wrote:
>> The DISABLE_INTREE_EC flag is designed to control whether the Elliptic Curve support in the
>> JDK source tree is skipped during a build. It is used to avoid the duplication of EC libraries on
>> platforms where an EC library is already present.
>> In the old build it was a build option. In the new build it appears to be controlled by the presence
>> of a directory. That is incorrect as the directory is always present. The behaviour differs from the old build.
> FWIW, the current new-build and the current old-build both allow you to
> specify 'make DISABLE_INTREE_EC=yes' and do the right thing.
> However, currently there is no way to say this using configure. The
> patch I posted makes configure automatically set DISABLE_INTREE_EC=yes
> if the directory is not found. The directory is always present in
> OpenJDK8. However, some Linux distributions prefer to build with ECC
> disabled due to legal reasons [1], and will remove the directory when
> they create the OpenJDK8 source tarball. Where they had to delete the
> directory _and_ set DISABLE_INTREE_EC before, with this patch they just
> have to delete the directory.
> If you would like me to add a configure option to control this as well,
> then I will be happy to add that too. May I do that as a separate patch?
> Thanks,
> Omair
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