Review Request JDK-8160286: jmod hash is creating unlinkable modules.

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at
Thu Jan 12 15:52:21 UTC 2017

> On Jan 12, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at> wrote:
> On 11/01/2017 23:47, Mandy Chung wrote:
>> Webrev:
>> jmod and jar -—hash-modules option to specify a pattern of modules
>> to be hashed in the module M being created.  It records the modules
>> that depend on M directly and indirectly.
> This looks quite good.  At some point then we'll need to move the tool support out of jdk.internal.module but is something for another day.
> For ModuleHashesBuilder then it might be useful to put a comment on the constructors as it's not immediately obvious why both are needed. Also I wonder if we should use a term other than "base" for the modules that don't have references to other modules in the sub-graph (they are sort of leaf modules in the sub-graph).  A typo at L96 "in topological orders" -> "order”.

I’ll take a pass and update the comments.  I can see “base” can be confusing.

> One of the changes in this patch is that the `jar` tool will locate JMOD files on the module path. I assume this is to provide flexibility to those creating a modular JAR that want to tie it to a specific JDK build. I guess it's okay but I suspect will not be widely used.

Right and another case is packaged module with a native library (security providers). It will not be widey used.


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