GCC 4.7 OpenJDK Build Failure

Coleen Phillimore coleen.phillimore at oracle.com
Thu Nov 15 14:10:02 PST 2012

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my new machine and when I get g++ I 
get "latest" version g++ (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5) 4.6.3.
Why is this?   Why can't I get 4.7 for ubuntu?

On 11/15/2012 10:23 AM, Coleen Phillimore wrote:
> On 11/15/2012 2:13 AM, Mikael Vidstedt wrote:
>> Agreed, and it would obviously be interesting to know out why the 
>> original fix was lost.
> Jon's freelist change was a big change, so it's not surprising this 
> was lost.   I hope my new ubuntu 12.04 system can get a later gcc 
> compiler on it so we can find these earlier.
> this-> seemed like the simplest fix so that's why I checked it in.  I 
> didn't know what to use with "using" at 11pm my time.
> Coleen
>> /Mikael
>> On 2012-11-14 20:56, David Holmes wrote:
>>> IMHO Mikaels fix should be restored.
>>> David
>>> On 15/11/2012 1:40 PM, Coleen Phillimore wrote:
>>>> On 11/14/2012 8:17 PM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
>>>>> I hear this has been reported already, but I couldn't see anything
>>>>> obvious in the archives for the various HotSpot lists.
>>>>> The build of jdk8 (currently b64) fails on gcc 4.7. I'm not sure when
>>>>> it exactly regressed, but a number of people have mentioned over the
>>>>> past week
>>>>> or so.
>>>>> The following webrev fixes the build (following GCC's advice):
>>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~andrew/hotspot/webrev.05/
>>>>> If you've already committed something and it's in the pipes, feel
>>>>> free to ignore this. Otherwise, we could really do with this going in
>>>>> so people can
>>>>> build OpenJDK8 again.
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>> I thought someone was already going to check this in. It's reported as
>>>> CR 8003259. <https://jbs.oracle.com/bugs/browse/JDK-8003259>
>>>> It looks like it was also contributed by peter.levart at gmail.com.
>>>> Jon's on vacation. We have reviewed this. I'll check it in now.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Coleen

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