RFR: JDK-8078046 Remove MCS post-processing on Solaris

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Fri Apr 17 10:18:25 UTC 2015

Hi Magnus,

On 17/04/2015 7:18 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> We should remove the MCS post-processing on Solaris.
> The msc command is used to post-process the binaries on Solaris, with
> the intent of adding the version number. Post-processing of binaries is
> a step that we'd like to avoid, if possible.
> It now turns out that the MCS processing has been broken since at least
> JDK8, and nobody has noticed. I recommend we just remove it.

In what way was it broken?

What role was it serving?

Who was the consumer of the added information?

Are the people who can answer those questions likely to be watching 
build-dev? ;-)

Happy to see code removed and the build simplified, but only after 
ensuring we understand the impact.


> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8078046
> WebRev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8078046-remove-MCS/webrev.01
> /Magnus

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