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  2. JDK-8182733

aarch64 build documentation misleading

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      Really appreciate the updated build documentation for JDK9.

      But the "Building on arm/aarch64" is misleading if not prejudicial:
      <quote>
      This is not recommended. Instead, see the section on Cross-compiling.
      </quote>

      Aarch64 can do full clean builds on spinning disks in 8 minutes or less. A rebuild (eg. nothing to make) takes about 4 seconds.

      Of course this is on a commercially available workstation/server class machine, not a Rpi or hacked smart phone.

      An 8 core/8GB virtualized slice of a machine takes about 30 minutes to do a full clean build. Not as pleasant, but usable.

      I'm not sure what timings were considered acceptable for the other platforms (has anyone times a 4 core/ 4GB SPARC build recently?). But I'd suggest that the 8 core/8 GB config would be a useful suggested minimum.

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              ihse Magnus Ihse Bursie
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              drwhite Derek White
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