RFR(XS): 8214063: [AIX] Disable symbol visibility flags

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Thu Nov 29 11:20:06 UTC 2018

On 2018-11-27 16:33, Volker Simonis wrote:

> Hi,
> can I please have a review for the following trivial change which
> simply disables the symbol visibility flags on AIX:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~simonis/webrevs/2018/8214063/
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8214063
Looks good to me. I am sorry for the mess I caused by optimisically 
trying to fix things on a platform I could not compile on... :(

This also reminds me that the visibility flags *really* should move into 
configure/spec, not be sprinkled like this in the make files.

> Change "8202322: AIX: symbol visibility flags not support on xlc 12.1"
> [1] blindly introduced these flags for all xlC compiler versions >
> 12.1 without ever testing it (which should not have happened). Now
> that people are starting to really use xlC 13 it turns out that there
> is more to do than just enabling the flags. This future work is
> covered by "8204541: Correctly support AIX xlC 13.1 symbol visibility
> flags".
> Thank you and best regards,
> Volker
> [1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8202322
> [2] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8204541

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