RFR(S): 8188857: [s390]: CPU feature detection incomplete

Schmidt, Lutz lutz.schmidt at sap.com
Fri Oct 6 15:36:44 UTC 2017

Dear all,

I would like to request reviews for this s390-only bug fix:

Bug:    https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8188857
Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~lucy/webrevs/8188857.00/index.html

z/Architecture vector instructions require operating system support. Without os support, any attempt to execute such an instruction results in a SIGFPE signal. The presence of such support cannot be checked for by inspecting the cpu’s facility bits alone.

During startup, a vector instruction is attempted to execute and, in case of a SIGFPE, the vector facility is marked unavailable.

Thank you!

Dr. Lutz Schmidt | SAP JVM | PI  SAP CP Core | T: +49 (6227) 7-42834

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