RFR: 8015377: Support using compiler devkits on Linux

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Mon May 27 03:22:26 UTC 2013

Hi Erik,

Not a full review by any means.

Looking at libraries.m4, there is some later code:

  156 # Some of the old makefiles require a setting of OPENWIN_HOME
  157 # Since the X11R6 directory has disappeared on later Linuxes,
  158 # we need to probe for it.
  159 if test "x$OPENJDK_TARGET_OS" = xlinux; then
  160     if test -d "$SYS_ROOT/usr/X11R6"; then
  161         OPENWIN_HOME="$SYS_ROOT/usr/X11R6"
  162     fi
  163     if test -d "$SYS_ROOT/usr/include/X11"; then
  164         OPENWIN_HOME="$SYS_ROOT/usr"
  165     fi
  166 fi

that looks like it should an if/else similar to the code you modified. 
(Bob Vandette flagged this to me a while ago)

Otherwise the existing configure changes look okay. Can't comment on the 
devkit package stuff.


On 24/05/2013 10:40 PM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> Official compiler and OS versions for building OracleJDK are being
> evaluated. A wanted feature is to be able to separate compiler version
> from OS version for the linux build, as is already the case for all
> other platforms. This could be achieved by creating portable self
> contained compiler bundles. Support for such devkits already exist in
> the OpenJDK configure scripts, but since it's rarely used, there are a
> couple of issues with it that needs to be fixed.
> This patch fixes those issues and also provides makefiles that can be
> used to replicate the devkits being evaluated. More information on how
> to build them can be found in the comments in
> common/makefiles/devkit/Makefile. I don't expect many will try this, but
> the information should be open. These makefiles could be left for later.
> The configure changes are what we need now.
> A devkit like this solves several problems:
> 1. We need to build on an older OS to create binaries compatible with
> both old and new versions of OSes, but we also want to use modern
> compilers not likely to be available on an older OS.
> 2. For developers it's easier to get a working build environment on a
> new system since most dependencies will be in the devkit. It also makes
> it easier to use the official compiler and libraries for developer builds.
> 3. Support for cross compilation is included. The x86_64 package
> supports the -m32 flag and will function correctly when the jdk
> configure script is fed with --with-target-bits=32. The i686 package
> contains a full x86_64 cross toolchain.
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8015377/webrev.root.01/
> Binary bundles will be made available internally soon.
> /Erik

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