RFR: 8166189: Fix for Bug 8165524 breaks AIX build

Kumar Srinivasan kumar.x.srinivasan at oracle.com
Fri Dec 2 00:17:22 UTC 2016

Hi Volker,

>> Hi Volker et. al.,
>> Was a bug opened to track this ? I still see these files around
>> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk9/dev/jdk/file/ff45c582ca8a/src/java.base/aix/native/libjli
> Hi Kumar,
> no, as far as I know there's no bug for this issue until now.

Have created a bug for you:

> The current situation is not ideal, but it works and it doesn't impact
> any other platform except AIX.

Yes there are  2 or more instances of this in the JDK repo, this poses a 
problem to maintain the integrity of this function.

> So there's no reason for us to address this with high priority and
> surely not within the jdk9 time frame.
> I think ideally, this could be addressed the next time we see a
> similar problem, otherwise it is probably always too much at the
> bottom of the priority list :)

It may not be high priority, but it needs to be fixed, for this reason
I have created a JDK10 bug, but at the very least we need to track it.


> Thank you and best regards,
> Volker
>> Would you like me to create a bug for you ?
>> Thanks
>> Kumar
>> On 9/29/2016 9:59 AM, Volker Simonis wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 5:25 PM, Erik Joelsson <erik.joelsson at oracle.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On 2016-09-29 16:54, Alan Burlison wrote:
>>>>> On 29/09/2016 08:03, Volker Simonis wrote:
>>>>>> Sorry, but that doesn't sound like a solution to me at all. I think we
>>>>>> should keep the OpenJDK sources self-contained. I don't want to depend
>>>>>> on yet another non-standard, third party library which doesn't even
>>>>>> exist now.
>>>>> Unless I'm completely misunderstanding, that's not what is being
>>>>> proposed.
>>>>> What is being proposed is refactoring code that's currently duplicated
>>>>> across the JVM & JDK into a common library. Such a library would be a
>>>>> standard Java component, not non-standard and not third-party. I can't
>>>>> see
>>>>> what the problem is, to be honest.
>>>> Volker's comment above was directed at the suggestion of taking the
>>>> problematic AIX specific code out of the OpenJDK repositories and create
>>>> a
>>>> separate library with a separate lifecycle somewhere else that OpenJDK
>>>> for
>>>> AIX would then need to depend on. Volker was instead proposing what you
>>>> describe.
>>> Thanks Erik, this is exactly what I meant :)
>>> And I think the solution you ssketched in your previous mail is the
>>> right way to address this problem.
>>> Regards,
>>> Volker
>>>> /Erik

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