Review request: 8003935: Simplify the needed includes for using Thread::current()

Stefan Karlsson stefan.karlsson at
Fri Nov 23 03:54:53 PST 2012

Today, whenever we use Thread::current() we have to all these lines:

#include "runtime/thread.hpp"
#ifdef TARGET_OS_FAMILY_linux
# include "thread_linux.inline.hpp"
#ifdef TARGET_OS_FAMILY_solaris
# include "thread_solaris.inline.hpp"
#ifdef TARGET_OS_FAMILY_windows
# include "thread_windows.inline.hpp"
# include "thread_bsd.inline.hpp"

This patch hides this dispatching in a new file named thread.inline.hpp. 
Now we only have to include thread.inline.hpp.

Some background to these includes: This type of dispatching was 
introduced into the source files when we removed the includeDB files. We 
discussed whether we should use "dispatch files" or not for this kind 
platform dependent includes. The decision was to not create dispatch 
files for all types of platform at that time, but instead manually 
create them when we thought it was warranted.


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