[RFR] 8220397: JDK-8036003 backport regresses no_strip builds

Andrew John Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Mon Mar 11 18:09:49 UTC 2019

On 11/03/2019 11:04, Severin Gehwolf wrote:
> On Mon, 2019-03-11 at 07:33 +0000, Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8220397
>> Webrev: https://cr.openjdk.java.net/~andrew/openjdk8/8220397/webrev.01/
>> When JDK-8036003 was backported, it added a bunch of conditionals in
>> make/common/NativeCompilation.gmk which cause debuginfo to not be
>> generated if no_strip is set. However, the cases for ZIP_DEBUGINFO_FILES
>> were missed, causing the build to fail, because there's no dependency
>> for the .diz target.
>> I suspect this doesn't show up when the new configure option is
>> specified, because ZIP_DEBUGINFO_FILES is toggled appropriately, but it
>> does regress my existing builds which don't specify that option.
> Sorry, but I'm not sure why this would be needed? There is a new
> configure flag supporting these use-cases (including yours?):
> no debug symbols: --with-native-debug-symbols=none (or old mechanims)
> zipped debug symbols: --with-native-debug-symbols=zipped (or old mechanism)
> no stripping at all: --with-native-debug-symbols=internal (no supported way previously)
> external debug symbols: --with-native-debug-symbols=external (or old mechanism)

Yes, I'm aware of this, as I said with 'the new configure option'.

> Why would you want to continue some unsupported way to produce the
> equivalent of --with-native-debug-symbols=internal?

Why would you want to keep a regression of something that previously worked?

>> Simple fix and 8u only.
> Fix is simple enough, but it also encourages people to *not* change
> their build scripts to the supported configure option :-(

So we should break people's build to force them to specify it, even
though the breakage makes it in no way clear that this is the problem?

There's nothing different in this patch from what you added yourself to
the same file in 8036003. You just missed a bunch of cases.

> Thanks,
> Severin

Andrew :)

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