<AWT Dev> [OpenJDK 2D-Dev] Request for Review: Remove import of empty JNI header files

Chris Hegarty chris.hegarty at oracle.com
Mon Apr 30 03:16:48 PDT 2012

On 27/04/2012 21:37, Jim Graham wrote:
> Thanks, sorry, I missed the part where this was responding to a change
> that is already under way in the new build system...

Right, but it would be nice to trivially cleanup (remove these files) 
from FILES_export list in the old build system.


> ...jim
> On 4/26/12 12:35 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
>> On 2012-04-26 03:06, Jim Graham wrote:
>>> Can we remove these "empty JNI" classes from a list of "javah" classes
>>> somewhere so that we don't waste time generating the empty JNI headers?
>> Good idea -- that's exactly what is being done in the new build system
>> (the build-infra project)! :-)
>> We added a new option to javac, which generates JNI headers
>> automatically, if they are needed -- basically, if the class contains
>> native methods *). So header generation is made always when needed and
>> only when needed, quickly and as a part of normal compilation.
>> Since these classes didn't have any native methods, the header files
>> were not generated, and the compile of the native code failed since the
>> #include pointed to non-exisiting files.
>> *) Actually, sometimes classes with constants but without native methods
>> are needed. In this case, the new annotation @GenerateNativeHeader is
>> needed.
>> /Magnus

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