Native zlib libraries

Xueming Shen xueming.shen at
Fri Jul 27 11:16:40 PDT 2012

On 07/27/2012 10:37 AM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> The zip64 support (total_in/out) part probably can be done at Java
>> level
>> (ignore
>> the total_in/out in z_tream_s).  Need to remove this dependency. Will
>> take a look later.
> Yes, it seems they still mention the size of total_in/out on the website on the zlib site, and that they shouldn't be relied on:
> "Note however that the strm.total_in and strm_total_out counters may be limited to 4 GB. These counters are provided as a convenience and are not used internally by inflate() or deflate(). The application can easily set up its own counters updated after each call of inflate() or deflate() to count beyond 4 GB"
> "The word "may" appears several times above since there is a 4 GB limit only if the compiler's long type is 32 bits. If the compiler's long type is 64 bits, then the limit is 16 exabytes."
> I notice a test went in with the 64-bit support, but I assume it can't test these counters as the Deflater for a ZipStream is protected.  At least, they aren't failing on our builds with system zlib.

That test is not configured to be run for "auto testing", it just takes 
too long to zip/unzip
a 4G+ file. I use it manually to test the ZIP64 support.

I will give it a try to remove this dependency next week. It would be 
helpful if you can
help "migrate" the icetea patch. How does the icetea patch work now? 
Always use the
system zlib, if it presents? any configurable option to switch on and off?


> Are you actively working on this now or shall I take a look?
>> -Sherman
>> On 7/11/2012 12:47 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
>>> On 05/07/2012 17:11, Andrew Hughes wrote:
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> Is there a way to get the native zlib libraries to get picked up
>>>>> instead of the hardcoded version within the JVM?
>>>>> --
>>>>> Azeem Jiva
>>>>> @javawithjiva
>>>> We have this in IcedTea (USE_SYSTEM_ZLIB=true) and intend to get
>>>> it
>>>> upstream.
>>>> However, I don't see how this is related to HotSpot, as the zlib
>>>> usage
>>>> is in the jdk tree.
>>> I think we need to (re)start the discussion on core-libs-dev with a
>>> view to eliminating the patches that the JDK has to zlib, see:
>>> One of these changes relates to the zip64 support and I believe
>>> there
>>> are corner cases when inflating or deflating>2GB that won't work
>>> if
>>> using the system zlib. Sherman will likely recall the details.
>>> Given
>>> that the new build already supports using the system zlib (at least
>>> on
>>> Linux) then it would be good to sort this out so that it just
>>> works.
>>> -Alan

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