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  2. JDK-8145188

Add --{disable,enable}-java-debug-symbols configure flag

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    • Resolution: Won't Fix
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      We should add a new high-level boolean configure option: --enable-java-debug-symbols/--disable-java-debug-symbols. This avoids issues such as JDK-8145115.

      From the review thread of JDK-8145115:
      On Fri, 2015-12-11 at 14:10 +0100, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
      > On 2015-12-10 16:02, Severin Gehwolf wrote:
      > > Yes, pretty please :) This is a long standing issue (not just java
      > > class debug info, but debug info in general). See
      > > JDK-8036003 with review thread:
      > > http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/build-dev/2015-December/016155.html
      > >
      > > Once JDK-8036003 is fixed we'd need something similar for Java classes
      > > and we can get rid of invoking make with build internal variables.
      >
      > I agree. Yasumasa Suenaga had a pretty good implementation in
      > http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ysuenaga/JDK-8036003/webrev.04/.
      >
      > I think it could form the basis of getting a proper java debug symbol
      > support flag to configure. My main issue with that is that it must also
      > work with the case "--enable-debug --disable-java-debug-symbols", to
      > produce a build without java debug symbols. This means that this logic
      > need to interact with the logic in flags.m4:
      > case $DEBUG_LEVEL in
      > fastdebug | slowdebug )
      > CFLAGS_JDK="$CFLAGS_JDK $CFLAGS_DEBUG_SYMBOLS $CFLAGS_DEBUG_OPTIONS"
      > CXXFLAGS_JDK="$CXXFLAGS_JDK $CXXFLAGS_DEBUG_SYMBOLS
      > $CXXFLAGS_DEBUG_OPTIONS"
      > JAVAC_FLAGS="$JAVAC_FLAGS -g"
      >
      > Without digging a bit deeper in the source, I can't say the best way to
      > achieve this. Perhaps the configure flag check should set a variable
      > like JAVA_DEBUG_SYMBOLS:=true/false/default that can be checked in
      > flags.m4? Or we should defer the modification of JAVAC_FLAGS.
      >
      > /Magnus

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