Remove all of the sources related to the
arm64 port while retaining the 32-bit ARM port and the 64-bit
Removing this port will allow all contributors to focus their efforts on a single 64-bit ARM implementation, and eliminate the duplicate work required to maintain two ports.
Two 64-bit ARM ports exist in the JDK. The main sources for these are in the
open/src/hotspot/cpu/aarch64 directories. Although both ports produce
aarch64 implementations, for the sake of this JEP we shall refer to the former, which was contributed by Oracle, as
arm64, and the latter as
Here are the tasks that will be completed as part of this JEP:
- Remove all
arm64-specific sources and
#ifdefs related to 64-bit versus 32-bit builds in
- Scan the remaining JDK sources for
#ifdefs related to this port
- Remove the build option for building this port. Make the
aarch64port the default build for the 64-bit ARM architecture.
- Validate that the remaining 32-bit ARM port continues to build and run the conformance tests with no regressions that did not exist prior to the changes related to this JEP.