Should System.mapLibraryName(userLibName) on AIX return ".a" suffix ?

Andrew Leonard andrew_m_leonard at
Fri Jun 19 09:12:03 UTC 2020

Currently System.mapLibraryName(userLibName)returns ".so" as the library 
suffix on AIX, however the default shared library suffix on AIX is 
actually ".a". Should the System.mapLibraryName(userLibName)default suffix 
be changed to align with the AIX default?

Andrew Leonard
Java Runtimes Development
IBM Hursley
IBM United Kingdom Ltd
internet email: andrew_m_leonard at 

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