Review Request JDK-8175819: OS name and arch in JMOD files should match the values as in the bundle name

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Tue Apr 4 10:13:42 UTC 2017

Oh, I missed the further discussion before I posted this and the webrev 
was apparently updated in place to reflect that discussion. Please 
ignore my comment below.


On 2017-04-04 11:57, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> Hello,
> I don't quite understand this. In the proposition below it says osx, 
> and x64, but in platform.m4 you generate macos and amd64. Does this 
> then get translated again and why are we introducing yet another name 
> for the operating system on Apple computers?
> /Erik
> On 2017-04-03 20:41, Mandy Chung wrote:
>> Webrev:
>> This revisits the OS name and arch in packaging JDK modules
>> to extend the module descriptor with ModuleTarget class file
>> attribute.  We considered matching with the system properties.
>> Linux x64 JDK can run on a system whose `os.arch` system
>> property value can be `amd64` or `i586` or `x86_x64`.
>> Similiarly, windows x86/x64 JDK can run on a system whose
>> `` system property starts with “Windows” as the
>> property is set to "Windows XXX" for example
>> "Windows Server 2012 R2”.  It might be worth considering
>> multiple OS arch values in ModuleTarget in the future.
>> JDK bundle names are revised in JDK 9.  This is a good
>> alternative to be consistent with $OS-$ARCH value in
>> the bundle names.  This patch proposes to package JDK modules
>> with OS name and arch to match the values as in JDK bundle names.
>> jlink will generate the `release` file and set OS_NAME and
>> OS_ARCH to those values.  This also proposes to drop
>> OS_VERSION to align with the ModuleTarget class file attribute.
>> This shows the old and new value of OS_NAME/OS_ARCH properties
>> in the `release` file:
>>              JDK 8               JDK 9
>>              -----               -----
>> OS_NAME     Linux               linux
>>              SunOS               solaris
>>              Darwin              osx
>>              Windows             windows
>>               OS_ARCH     i386,x86            x86
>>              i586,amd64,x86_64   x64
>>              sparcv9             sparcv9
>>              arm                 arm32
>>              aarch64             arm64
>> Mandy

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