[9] RFR(XL) 8166417: Integrate Graal-core into JDK for AOT compiler

Vladimir Kozlov vladimir.kozlov at oracle.com
Fri Dec 9 09:13:24 UTC 2016

Thank you, Magnus, for review.

I updated webrevs with merge from latest jdk9/hs which now has Jigsaw 


Removed hotspot/make/Tools.gmk

Removed all overview.html files in graal sources.

Fixed hotspot.m4 and changed condition in hotspot.m4 to build graal only 
on linux-x64. The condition will be changed to check ENABLE_AOT when 
merged with AOT changes later.

Moved module-info.java.extra from share/classes to unix/classes per 
Mandy suggestion since we will build graal only for AOT.

I have to modify make/Javadoc.gmk to avoid next JPRT failure:

javadoc: error - No source files for package 
make[3]: *** 
Error 1

We did not generate docs for Graal before because its package was 
com.oracle.graal. I think it is fine to not generate it now too.
Please, help if you think make/Javadoc.gmk should be fixed other way.

By Mandy request changed code in 
hotspot/make/gensrc/Gensrc-jdk.vm.compiler.gmk to produce 
module-info.java.extra with one `provides` clause of the same SPI like next:

provides org.graalvm.compiler.hotspot.CompilerConfigurationFactory with

About moving preprocessors .java files into make/src and .test files 
into hotspot/test.

First, they are unit tests and not jtreg. Second, we did experiment 
during AOT development with tests move but found that it is merge (from 
graal-core) nightmare and tests execution problems.

For now we want sources in JDK exactly match sources in 

Oracle Labs continue Graal development very actively and we want to be 
in sync with them without big merge overhead.


On 12/8/16 5:08 AM, Doug Simon wrote:
>> On 8 Dec 2016, at 13:50, Magnus Ihse Bursie <magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On 2016-12-07 23:10, Vladimir Kozlov wrote:
>>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8166417
>>> It is part of JEP 295: Ahead-of-Time Compilation
>>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8166089
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~kvn/8166417/top.webrev/
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~kvn/8166417/jdk.webrev/
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~kvn/8166417/hotspot.webrev/
>> * In CompileJavaModules.gmk, there is an *extreme* list of excludes. I note that most of them end in ".test". The proper solution to this is to move the test code to the test/ directory instead of the src/ directory. Also, four of them are the javac processor build tools. These should move to make/src, as other build tools.
> Keeping like it is simplifies pulling changes from https://github.com/graalvm/graal-core. It's possible to write a more sophisticated tool for pulling changes in from the github and places the sources into more openjdk compatible locations. It's up to the HotSpot compiler team whether investing in such a tool makes sense.
>> * In hotspot.m4: AC_MSG_CHECKING must always be matched by a AC_MSG_RESULT, even before AC_MSG_ERROR, otherwise the output will be garbled.
>> * In hotspot.m4: The test to determine if we should set INCLUDE_GRAAL is incorrect. It only tests for the default value, not for the explicitely set (i.e., HOTSPOT_CHECK_JVM_FEATURE(graal)).
>> * The file hotspot/make/Tools.gmk is broken ("ifeq ($(ENABLE_AOT), true)" will never evaluate to true). But on the other hand, it is not needed, and should just be removed. :-)
>> * The file hotspot/src/jdk.vm.compiler/share/classes/overview.html seems a bit dangling. Is this supposed to be included in some Javadoc generation? The html file refers to a projects.jpg and projects.html that does not exist. Maybe it should just be removed?
> I would recommend omitting all graal-core overview.html files in OpenJDK.
>> * Finally, just for the record, I too think the source should be structured according to the OpenJDK praxis. (But I won't fight about this.)
> -Doug
>>> This is formal review request for integration Graal-core sources into OpenJDK. AOT compiler uses Graal-core as backend compiler. We need to integrated Graal-core sources into JDK and add build changes to build Graal module.
>>> Note, changes are based on latest jdk9/hs sources which do not have latest jigsaw update yet. With jigsaw update small changes will be done to module-info.java.extra in java.base:
>>>  exports jdk.internal.misc to jdk.vm.compiler;
>>> + opens jdk.internal.misc to jdk.vm.compiler;
>>> - exports com.sun.crypto.provider to jdk.vm.compiler;
>>> + opens com.sun.crypto.provider to jdk.vm.compiler;
>>> And changes in top make/GensrcModuleInfo.gmk will not be needed.
>>> Graal is a dynamic compiler written in Java that integrates with the HotSpot JVM. It has a focus on high performance and extensibility. In addition, it provides optimized performance for Truffle based languages running on the JVM.
>>> https://github.com/graalvm/graal-core
>>> Oracle Labs is developing and maintaining it.
>>> Here are people who contributed into Graal development (sorry if someone is missing or misspelled, please speak):
>>> ~70k LOC: Douglas Simon
>>> ~60k LOC: Lukas Stadler
>>> ~30k LOC: Thomas Wuerthinger
>>> ~30k LOC: Tom Rodriguez
>>> ~30k LOC: Roland Schatz
>>> ~30k LOC: Josef Eisl
>>> ~30k LOC: Christian Wimmer
>>> ~16k LOC: Chris Thalinger
>>> ~13k LOC: Gilles Duboscq
>>> ~11k LOC: David Leopoldseder
>>> ~ 8k LOC: Stefan Anzinger
>>> ~ 8k LOC: Christian Humer
>>> Other contributors >100 LOC in approximate order of contribution size:
>>> Michael Berg, Bernhard Urban, Miguel Garcia, Yudi Zheng, Christos Kotselidis, Andreas Woess, Stefan Rumzucker, Aleksandar Prokopec, Christian Haeubl, Morris Meyer, Matthias Grimmer, Erik Eckstein, Josef Haider, Manuel Rigger, Michael Haupt, Niclas Adlertz, Jaroslav Tulach, Chris Seaton, Peter B. Kessler, Christian Wirth, Benoit Daloze.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Vladimir

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