RFA: 8073139: PPC64: User-visible arch directory and os.arch value on ppc64le cause issues with Java tooling

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Thu Jan 10 04:58:00 UTC 2019

On Thu, 4 Oct 2018 at 17:49, Severin Gehwolf <sgehwolf at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Please approve this 8u backport request related to ppc64le. When using
> a ppc64le build from 8u and pulling in natives from Maven etc. users
> might end up getting ppc64 (BE) binaries because of the way the JDK
> reports itself to the user.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8073139
> webrevs: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~sgehwolf/webrevs/JDK-8073139/jdk8/01/
> Review thread of this 8u change:
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/build-dev/2018-September/023417.html
> The 8u change has been reviewed by David Holmes, Goetz Lindenmaier,
> Erik Joelsson. Not all changes from JDK 9 apply for the backport.
> Testing: Linux ppc64le/be builds and verifying os.arch property reports
> correctly. No change for ppc64be builds.
> Thanks,
> Severin

Why was this commit credited as 'sgehwolf' rather than the original
author, 'asmundak'?


It's also missing the original Contributed-by line:

'Contributed-by: Andrew Hughes <gnu.andrew at redhat.com>, Alexander
Smundak <asmundak at google.com>'


Can we please make sure to retain the original authorship when making
such backports in future, please?

Andrew :)

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