Fwd: We REALLY nead a NON-PCH build in JPRT NOW!

Tim Bell tim.bell at oracle.com
Thu Apr 2 17:28:22 UTC 2015

Thanks, Jon and Volker

I filed a new bug report to track this issue:

   JDK-8076581 - Need a NON-PCH build to quickly detect missing 
dependencies in the source base has been successfully created.



On 04/02/15 09:48, Jon Masamitsu wrote:
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject:     We REALLY nead a NON-PCH build in JPRT NOW!
> Date:     Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:06:01 +0200
> From:     Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at gmail.com>
> To:     HotSpot Open Source Developers <hotspot-dev at openjdk.java.net>
> Hi,
> while precompiled headers (PCH) are a nice and effective way of
> improving hotspot build times this feature also drastically increases
> the risk of introducing missing dependencies into the source base.
> This is especially annoying on platforms where precompield headers
> aren't available at all.
> In the last two weeks we had two cases [1,2] of such missing
> dependencies which haven't been caught by JPRT because JPRT uses the
> default platform settings and thus always uses PCHs on all platforms
> where they are supported.
> I want to strongly advocate for a change in the JPRT configurations
> such that at least on one Windows and one Linux platform the automatic
> pre-integration builds are done with
> "--with-debug-level=[slow/fast]debug --disable-precompiled-headers".
> This simple change which comes at the minor cost of a few CPU-cycles
> will save a big amount of (hopfully) much more precious developer
> cycles and at the same time considerably improve the code quality.
> Notice that I intentionally ask for a *debug build without PCHs
> because debug builds exercise much more source code and are
> specifically prone to missing include dependency errors.
> As this change can only be decided upon and implemented inside Oracle
> I hereby kindly ask for an appropriate sponsor.
> Thank you and best regards,
> Volker
> [1]
> Introduced by: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8075416
> Fixed by: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8075735
> [2]
> Introduced by: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8076314
> Fix proposed: 
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/hotspot-gc-dev/2015-April/012659.html

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