RFR: 8166189: Fix for Bug 8165524 breaks AIX build

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Sep 29 15:25:54 UTC 2016

On 2016-09-29 16:54, Alan Burlison wrote:
> On 29/09/2016 08:03, Volker Simonis wrote:
>> Sorry, but that doesn't sound like a solution to me at all. I think we
>> should keep the OpenJDK sources self-contained. I don't want to depend
>> on yet another non-standard, third party library which doesn't even
>> exist now.
> Unless I'm completely misunderstanding, that's not what is being 
> proposed. What is being proposed is refactoring code that's currently 
> duplicated across the JVM & JDK into a common library. Such a library 
> would be a standard Java component, not non-standard and not 
> third-party. I can't see what the problem is, to be honest.
Volker's comment above was directed at the suggestion of taking the 
problematic AIX specific code out of the OpenJDK repositories and create 
a separate library with a separate lifecycle somewhere else that OpenJDK 
for AIX would then need to depend on. Volker was instead proposing what 
you describe.


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