RFR: JDK-8213338 Reduce the number of generated make targets

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Wed Nov 7 19:05:49 UTC 2018

Looks good.


On 2018-11-07 05:02, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> On some systems, we're starting to hit limits due to the number of 
> generated make targets. With the recent change from run-test-* to 
> test-*, where the run-test-* still were kept for backwards 
> compatibility, we effectively increased the number of make targets.
> This also goes for exploded-run-test-* and exploded-test-*, however, 
> using the exploded testing is a less commonly used method, and can be 
> used without direct make targets. I propose to remove those targets to 
> lessen the pressure. All exploded tests can still be run as before, 
> but using "make exploded-test TEST=foo" instead of "make 
> exploded-test-foo".
> The one exception is exploded-test-gtest, which is commonly used by 
> Hotspot developers to test Hotspot without having to build a complete 
> jdk-image before testing. I've kept this, along with the mechanism for 
> adding more targets for exploded-test-* on a case-by-case basis, 
> should the need arise.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8213338
> WebRev: 
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8213338-reduce-number-of-generated-make-targets/webrev.01
> /Magnus

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