RFR: JDK 9: 8024033: [launcher] remove solaris dual mode support

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Wed Dec 11 20:25:54 UTC 2013

Although I have a small emotional attachment to the idea of fat binaries,
there doesn't seem to be too much support for this in the larger java
community, and probably the larger unix community will be 64-bit only
relatively soon.  So ... OK.

There's one remaining mention of "LD_LIBRARY_PATH_32".  Maybe you want to
scrub that as well?

 589                 (void)UnsetEnv((wanted == 32) ?

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:08 PM, Kumar Srinivasan <
kumar.x.srinivasan at oracle.com> wrote:

> Hello Joe, Martin, et. al.,
> In JDK8, solaris 32-bit support was removed entirely, this is the only
> platform that required
>  dual-mode support, ie. 32-bit and 64-bit binaries co-located in the same
> binary hierarchy
> on the disk. In JDK 8 the DUAL_MODE support was disabled in the launcher,
> using compile
> time conditionals, however  in JDK9 we wish to remove the logic entirely,
> this is messy and
> makes the launcher cleaner and easier to maintain.
> Webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ksrini/8024033/webrev.0/
> Thanks
> Kumar

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