RFR : 8202322: AIX: symbol visibility flags not support on xlc 12.1

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Apr 26 16:11:28 UTC 2018


Looks ok.

/Erik


On 2018-04-26 07:13, Baesken, Matthias wrote:
> Hello  ,  could you please review this small adjustment to  the symbol visibility compilation settings on AIX ?
> Currently  we use  XLC 12.1  to compile  JDK on AIX .
>
> However XLC 12.1   does not support  the "-qvisibility=hidden"  setting currently set on AIX.
> It was introduced with  XLC 13.1 . Christoph found some info about it here :
>
> https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-aix-symbol-visibility-part2/index.html
>
> Setting it  only generates  hundreds  of warnings  in the build log , warnings look like this :
> XlC12.1
>
> bash-4.4$ xlC -qversion
> IBM XL C/C++ for AIX, V12.1 (5765-J02, 5725-C72)
> Version: 12.01.0000.0019
>
> bash-4.4$ xlC -qvisibility=hidden sizeof.c -o sizeof_aixxlc
> 1506-173 (W) Option visibility=hidden is not valid. Enter xlC for list of valid options.
>
> Compare to XLC13.1
>
> bash-3.00$ xlC -qversion
> IBM XL C/C++ for AIX, V13.1 (5725-C72, 5765-J07)
> Version: 13.01.0000.0008
> bash-3.00$ xlC -qvisibility=default sizeof.c -o sizeof_aixxlc
> bash-3.00$ xlC -qvisibility=hidden sizeof.c -o sizeof_aixxlc
>
>
> So it is better to avoid  setting these flags when using xlc12.1   .
> Please review :
>
> Bug :
>
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8202322
>
> Change :
>
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mbaesken/webrevs/8202322/
>
>
> Best regards, Matthias
>
>



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