<AWT Dev> RFR: 8154546: Retire sun.misc.GThreadHelper

Philip Race philip.race at oracle.com
Thu May 12 14:23:12 UTC 2016

On 5/12/16, 3:45 AM, Sergey Bylokhov wrote:
> On 12.05.16 0:42, Phil Race wrote:
>> Bug: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~prr/8154546/
>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~prr/8154546/
> Probably we should skip the loading of glib >= 2.2 <=2.29 and bump the 
> minumum version to 2.20/2.24? This will eliminate the possibility of 
> the crash.

Not sure what you mean by "skip loading". Where does 2.29 come into this ?
And glib_check_version is available only from 2.6 onward.

A crash will still happen on 2.20 with multiple calls.
Do you mean skip all checking and just "require" 2.24

I don't see how that would eliminate crashes, and it just increases
the likelihood of us not running at all on more platforms.


>> The options were move this or delete it.
>> There is some discussion in the bug report about GLIB versions
>> but the only client of it was FX and that no longer uses the class
>> as it supports only newer Linuxes. So I am deleting the class.
>> There was a CCC about adding it for FX so I will file a follow-on CCC to
>> say its gone ..
>> -phil.

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