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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [vmi] thread library
Date Mon, 05 Feb 2007 23:13:36 GMT
And why did you decide this was better than #1?

On Feb 5, 2007, at 5:48 PM, Ronald Servant wrote:

> On 2/2/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Feb 2, 2007, at 10:25 AM, Ronald Servant wrote:
>>
>> > I see two other alternatives (other than removing thread lib  
>> code from
>> > the port lib).
>> > 1. remove any dependency on the port library in the launcher.
>>
>> This was the suggestion I was just typing up.  Or at least change how
>> the launcher uses it until after it figures out which set of vm
>> artifacts to use...
>>
>> > 2. parse -vmdir: early in the launcher to augment the path.
>>
>> Which is like above, but I'd rather see it be deliberate, rather than
>> a side effect of path augmentation...
>
> I have attached a patch to H-3090 that implements #2 above.  I have
> compiled and run on windows, but provided a patch that should also
> link and run on linux.
>
> This patch allows us to parse -vmdir: and augment the load library
> path.  To accomplish this I have copied a minimal amount of port
> library function into the launcher.  We might be able to do away with
> most of the port lib functions in the entire launcher this way, but I
> thought I'd provide this patch first and see if there was a preference
> for how to proceed.
>
> Ron.
> -- 
> J9 VM Development
> IBM Ottawa Software Lab


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