<AWT Dev> RFR(XS): 8201524: [AIX] Don't link libfontmanager against libawt_headless

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Fri Apr 13 16:00:39 UTC 2018

Hello Volker,

The change looks good, but now that we no longer link against 
libawt_headless, we should also remove the make dependency a few lines 
down. (Should have been done already for Solaris.)


On 2018-04-13 06:28, Volker Simonis wrote:
> Hi,
> can I please have a review for this tiny AIX cleanup:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~simonis/webrevs/2018/8201524/
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8201524
> This is a follow up change of JDK-8196516 which discovered that on AIX
> libfontmanager is always linked against libawt_headless at build time.
> If we are running in a headfull environment, libfontmanager will
> dynamically load libawt_xawt which is not good because libawt_headless
> and libawt_xawt define some common symbols. If we're running in a
> headless environment, libawt_headless may be loaded a second time (at
> least on Linux/Solaris) which isn't good either.
> Both of these scenarios haven't caused any problems on AIX yet, but I
> think it's good to cleanup the AIX implementation as well and don't
> link libfontmanager against libawt_headless anymore. In order to
> achieve this, we have to allow unresolved symbols during the linking
> of libfontmanager. This can be easily achieved by adding the additions
> linker flag "-Wl$(COMMA)-berok" through LDFLAGS_aix. This works fine
> for AIX because options which come later on the command line take
> precedence
> over earlier ones.
> Thank you and best regards,
> Volker

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