Hi Volker,

Hi Volker et. al.,

Was a bug opened to track this ? I still see these files around

Hi Kumar,

no, as far as I know there's no bug for this issue until now.

Have created a bug for you:

The current situation is not ideal, but it works and it doesn't impact
any other platform except AIX.

Yes there are 2 or more instances of this in the JDK repo, this poses a greater
problem to maintain the integrity of this function.

So there's no reason for us to address this with high priority and
surely not within the jdk9 time frame.

I think ideally, this could be addressed the next time we see a
similar problem, otherwise it is probably always too much at the
bottom of the priority list :)

It may not be high priority, but it needs to be fixed, for this reason
I have created a JDK10 bug, but at the very least we need to track it.


Thank you and best regards,

Would you like me to create a bug for you ?


On 9/29/2016 9:59 AM, Volker Simonis wrote:
On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 5:25 PM, Erik Joelsson <erik.joels...@oracle.com>

On 2016-09-29 16:54, Alan Burlison wrote:
On 29/09/2016 08:03, Volker Simonis wrote:

Sorry, but that doesn't sound like a solution to me at all. I think we
should keep the OpenJDK sources self-contained. I don't want to depend
on yet another non-standard, third party library which doesn't even
exist now.

Unless I'm completely misunderstanding, that's not what is being
What is being proposed is refactoring code that's currently duplicated
across the JVM & JDK into a common library. Such a library would be a
standard Java component, not non-standard and not third-party. I can't
what the problem is, to be honest.

Volker's comment above was directed at the suggestion of taking the
problematic AIX specific code out of the OpenJDK repositories and create
separate library with a separate lifecycle somewhere else that OpenJDK
AIX would then need to depend on. Volker was instead proposing what you

Thanks Erik, this is exactly what I meant :)

And I think the solution you ssketched in your previous mail is the
right way to address this problem.



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