RFR: 8014513: Sjavac doesn't detect 32-bit jvm properly

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Thu Jun 20 12:03:48 PDT 2013

OK as is,  but at some point we need to make this a lot less specific to 
the characteristics of the JDK build.

-- Jon

On 06/19/2013 11:39 PM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> Trying again. I would like to get a formal review on this if possible. 
> Jon, you gave ok to the first version, but as I made some changes 
> based on your comments, I assumed another round was needed.
> /Erik
> On 2013-06-13 09:42, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>> Would be great if I could get a final ok on this, thanks.
>> /Erik
>> On 2013-06-07 13:08, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>>> On 2013-06-05 20:40, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
>>>> On 06/05/2013 11:38 AM, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
>>>>> On 06/05/2013 07:24 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>> Here is a small patch fixing a problem with sjavac. Sjavac tries 
>>>>>> to be smart about sizing itself to no run out of memory. The 
>>>>>> logic for figuring out if it's running on a 32 or 64bit jvm is 
>>>>>> rather crude and misses on several platforms. This patch makes 
>>>>>> the code more robust.
>>>>>> Fixing this issue is a requirement to get sjavac to work well on 
>>>>>> all platforms in jprt.
>>>>>> Bug: http://bugs.sun.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=8014513
>>>>>> Webrev: 
>>>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8014513/webrev.langtools.01/
>>>>>> /Erik
>>>>> Erik,
>>>>> It's OK, but I think it would be better if there was a back door 
>>>>> to override the default value.  That would also partially address 
>>>>> the comment in the bug about sjavac looking at the wrong JVM -- 
>>>>> it's using the client process, not the server process.
>>>>> If you push it as is, I suggest you file a followup bug for 
>>>>> further improvements.
>>>>> -- Jon
>>>> Erik,
>>>> The code might also look better if you used a Set<String> for 32 
>>>> bit values, and tested for set.contains(dataModel), or if not that, 
>>>> the use a strings-in-switch statement.
>>> Perhaps I'm missing something or I'm not familiar enough with newer 
>>> features in the language, but I can't get initialization of a set of 
>>> 3 Strings to feel more readable and less clumsy than the list of 
>>> logical ORs. The problem with going switch is that there are two 
>>> different Strings being tested.
>>> Thinking on this some more, I think I was mistaken. We don't need to 
>>> test for both arch and data model. I was just assuming that 
>>> "sun.arch.data.model" might not be as reliable as "os.arch". On the 
>>> other hand, the heuristics here are rather specific to using hotspot 
>>> and open/oraclejdk, so for all practical cases, using 
>>> sun.arch.data.model should be safe. New webrev using just data.model:
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8014513/webrev.langtools.02/
>>> It would be good to provide hooks to control this behavior of 
>>> sjavac. Will file a followup bug for that.
>>> /Erik
>>>> -- Jon

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