need to build a DLL for an openjdk test

Staffan Larsen staffan.larsen at
Thu Jun 4 08:20:17 UTC 2015

> On 4 jun 2015, at 04:33, Pete Brunet <peter.brunet at> wrote:
> On 6/3/15 8:43 PM, Pete Brunet wrote:
>> Cross posting to build-dev for possible insight regarding Jon's last
>> paragraph below.
>> On 6/3/15 8:13 PM, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
>>> On 06/03/2015 04:27 PM, Pete Brunet wrote:
>>>> Hi, As part of my test I need to build a simple DLL and then load it
>>>> from my test class.  Can jtreg build the DLL or will I need to create it
>>>> and include it in my test directory?  -Pete
>>> jtreg cannot directly compile native code.  In theory, you could do it
>>> in a shell script, but that immediately becomes a rats nest of "which
>>> platform, and where do I find the compilers?"
> Is there a way to only run the test if running on Win?  The DLL will be
> used as part of a test of a platform independent feature.  Would only
> running on Win be acceptable?  Is "where to I find the compilers" still
> an issue in a Win only case?

Yes - most test machines don’t have compilers on them. All compilation has to be done as part of the build.

>>> If you are talking about native code and tests in OpenJDK
>>> repositories, then it is not acceptable to stash binaries in OpenJDK
>>> repositories.  But, there is an infrastructure in place for an OpenJDK
>>> build to build native libraries to be made available to test code.
>>> Perhaps someone else on this list can explain how that works.
>>> -- Jon

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