Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 14:39:50 UTC 2007

On 9/11/07, steve goldman <Steve.Goldman at sun.com> wrote:
> Sunil Amitkumar Janki wrote:
> > Am I naive to think that Solaris and Linux SPARC should be
> > almost the same? I have copied the solaris_sparc directory
> > to linux_sparc and changed all references to Solaris to Linux.
> That is certainly how thing usually go.
> Now if I can put a project in someone's head one of the things we've
> wanted to for a long time is to have an os directory "*nix" where most
> os the solaris/linux code would go and eliminate the redundancy. Then
> add something like os_flavor to the MakeDeps macros and platform files
> to cover the place where linux and solaris differ. I don't know if this
> then causes factoring <os_cpu> into both <os_cpu> and <os_flavor_cpu> or
> not. I suspect it does.

This sounds like nice to have, although it will be probably quite a lot of work.

Perhaps it would be a better idea to clean up the native parts in the
j2se/src/solaris directory first. It currently contains the native
Solaris AND the Linux sources, separeted only by '#ifdef'. (Notice
that j2se/src/linux only contains the Linux man-pages). As OpenJDK
will be ported to more "*nix"-like os-platforms, this will be probably
a major point of confusion.


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