RFR: 8136556 - Add the ability to perform static builds of MacOSX x64 binaries

Bob Vandette bob.vandette at oracle.com
Thu Oct 15 18:10:05 UTC 2015

Please review this JDK 9 enhancement which allows a completely static build of the JDK for MacOSX x64 platforms.

https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8136556 <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8136556>

The change involves:

1. Producing “.a” archives for each native libraries.
2. Ensuring that all symbols across the JDK native libraries are unique.
3. Changing the JNI_OnLoad and JNI_OnUnload (and the Agent equivalents) to have the each library name appended per
   the JNI specification.
4. Modifications to the launcher and launcher Makefiles to allow them to be linked with the java.base and jdk.jdwp.agent libraries
   and function.

http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bobv/8136556/webrev.00/ <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bobv/8136556/webrev.00/>
http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bobv/8136556/hotspot/webrev.00/ <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bobv/8136556/hotspot/webrev.00/>
http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bobv/8136556/jdk/webrev.00/ <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bobv/8136556/jdk/webrev.00/>

Note: This change does not link every possible static library with the launchers.  It is currently limited to
the java.base and jdk.jdwp.agent libraries in order to allow for the TCK validation of the base module only.


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