Review for 7141244: build-infra merge: Include $(SPEC) in makefiles and make variables overridable

Paul Hohensee paul.hohensee at
Tue Feb 7 17:54:03 PST 2012

Thanks for the explanation.  As long as I can still do builds from
make/<os_family>, I'm happy.


On 2/7/12 7:42 PM, David Holmes wrote:
> On 8/02/2012 2:55 AM, Paul Hohensee wrote:
>> Can you make this work when building from the make/<os_family> 
>> directories?
>> E.g., you could add the $(SPEC) include to make/solaris/Makefile, etc.
> I'm not sure that makes sense. The SPEC file only exists for the new 
> build and in the new build you run configure for each platform, so if 
> you configured for solaris then that is the only build you can do 
> there. You can't decide to do a linux build instead - you need to 
> re-run configure.
> I'll take a look at this ASAP but am somewhat swamped right now.
> David
>> Thanks,
>> Paul
>> On 2/7/12 11:30 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>>> <>
>>> 178 lines changed: 115 ins; 7 del; 56 mod; 4625 unchg
>>> 7141244: build-infra merge: Include $(SPEC) in makefiles and make
>>> variables overridable
>>> The build-infra project is starting to move into jdk8. For the hotspot
>>> build to stay compatible with the changes, key hotspot makefiles need
>>> to add an optional include statement:
>>> -include $(SPEC)
>>> In the new build system, the spec file is generated by configure and
>>> contains the configuration for the build. Only a handfull of files
>>> need to add this line.
>>> In addition to including the spec file, some variables need to be
>>> changed to only be set conditionally so that a value from the spec
>>> file takes precedence. These are: CC, CXX, CPP, AS, MCS, STRIP, NM,
>>> NAWK (and for windows RC and MT). The hotspot makefiles should check
>>> each variable if it's already set or if it has a gnumake default value.
>>> These changes have been verified to work for hotspot-rt. Jdk7u will be
>>> verified as well before pushing.
>>> /Erik

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