Suggestion about including pthread.h

David Holmes david.holmes at
Fri Mar 2 07:53:27 UTC 2012

On 2/03/2012 5:05 PM, Shi Jun Zhang wrote:
> Currently jdk/src/solaris/bin/java_md.c includes <pthread.h> with
> "#ifdef __linux__", but BSD, MAC OS, AIX all needs to include pthread.h.
> To avoid the situation that the ifdef clause becomes longer and longer
> like "#if defined(__linux__) || defined(_ALLBSD_SOURCE) || defined(AIX)
> || defined(OTHER_PLATFORMS)", i suggest to use USE_PTHREADS already
> defined in jdk/make/common/Defs-linux.gmk and add a compiler flag if
> USE_PTHREADS is true. It will look like this:
> ifeq ($(USE_PTHREADS), true)
> endif
> And then all the places need to include pthread.h only needs to use
> "#ifdef USE_PTHREADS". The files include pthread.h are
> jdk/src/solaris/bin/java_md.c
> jdk/src/solaris/native/sun/nio/ch/NativeThread.c
> jdk/src/solaris/transport/socket/socket_md.c
> Any comments?

Yes we need to move to a more capability based inclusion & conditional 
compilation mechanism. I'm not sure if the build-infra project is 
tackling this particular case.


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