[PATCH] (Title Corrected) Build fails to compile jchuff.c using gcc 4.8.5 on zLinux

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Wed Jan 17 14:20:01 UTC 2018

On 01/17/2018 03:07 PM, Adam Farley8 wrote:
> Because the default build instructions don't work in this scenario, and
> if all the effort to impliment a clone-config-make model was intended to
> encourage more users to attempt a local build (in order to try their hand
> at a fixing a bug themselves or something) it makes sense to me to try
> to maintain a scenario where OpenJDK can build to completion across a wide
> variety of toolchains.

There are other, higher hurdles which you have to overcome in order to be
able to contribute patches, i.e. signing the OCA. If OpenJDK was a project
hosted on github where drive-by patches are more common, you would have
a point.

>>Building OpenJDK from source  isn't exactly something
>>that is done by normal users. If someone is willing to hack on the  OpenJDK
>>code base, I would assume they know about -Werror and similar options  and
>>how to control them.
> I don't agree. Someone should not have to be familiar with gcc options in
> order to fix a typo, or change some Java code. And besides, we have a clear
> and simple four-step build process (clone, get source, configure, make).
> Why would we want people to have to fail their build and experiment with
> different options, when we can fix the problem right here and now.

Because "-Werror" isn't some obscure option. It's something very common
that every C/C++ developer should know about. Also, you don't need to
rebuild the whole JDK to contribute a patch to fix an obvious typo.

>>I mean, yes, you can change that to have -Werror turned off by default,
>>but having the compiler complain less is usually a bad idea.
> In general, yes. In this one compile it's breaking the build.
> David suggested disabling this warning. The simplest way I see to do this
> is to change Awt2dLibraries.gmk.
> The code is here:
> $(_eval_ $(call SetupNativeCompilation,BUILD_LIBJAVAJPEG, \
>      LIBRARY := _javajpeg_, \
>      SRC := $(LIBJAVAJPEG_SRC), \
> Switching the OPTIMIZATION to LOW will solve this at a stroke.

First you said you want to disable -Werror by default and make all
warnings non-fatal and now you want to address one particular warning.

I'm confused. As mentioned in another discussion I linked, hunting
for individual warnings a lost battle with all the different toolchains
downstreams are going to use.


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