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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8262126

LibraryLookup should lookup libraries in system specific folders

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    • Enhancement
    • Status: Resolved
    • P4
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • repo-panama
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    • tools

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      LibraryLookup.ofName looks up a library name in the default system library paths. These paths are hardwired in the hotspot code and typically include just /usr/lib and other few common locations.

      The set of paths can be altered by setting the JDK property "java.library.path" - but other frameworks, such as JNR are smarter in this respect, and try to take full advantage of the environment they are executing on (for instance, on Linux, JNR uses `ld` and its cache to locate where libraries are).

      To improve usability, it would be great if LibraryLookup could be enhanced in a similar fashion.

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              sundar Sundararajan Athijegannathan
              mcimadamore Maurizio Cimadamore
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