question on checking dependencies across modules

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Wed Jun 10 15:30:57 UTC 2015

On 2015-06-10 15:25, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:
> Hi,
> In the context of the IntelliJ project support for JDK, I have a 
> question on the very last step of 'make images' :
> ## Starting verify-modules
> Checking dependencies across JDK modules
> Access verification succeeded.
> I noticed that this step is always applied, regardless of whether 
> there was actually any change in the sources/built classes or not. Is 
> that deliberate? This is a bit unfortunate as in our setup we depend 
> on 'make images' to run tests, and if there's nothing to do, you will 
> still have to wait several seconds for 'make images' to complete.
You are not alone in finding it annoying. It was added to the images 
target to force it to be run often. We will stop running it when the 
module system is properly in place and can verify this implicitly at 
compile time. Unconditionally running it when nothing has changed could 
be fixed and would help in some situations. A workaround is to run "make 
jimages", which is usually what you want anyway and then following that 
with "make test-only" which bypasses the dependency on images.

> Maurizio

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