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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:21:11 +0100
From: Frieder Berthold <>
To: Timo Teras <>
Subject: Re: Building OpenJDK8 with musl

Hey Timo,

I applied the patch but then it can't find linux/types.h (musl does not
provide it) while compiling

Did you encounter the same problem?


2015-11-11 12:16 GMT+01:00 Timo Teras <>:

> Hi,
> On Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:11:50 +0100
> Frieder Berthold <> wrote:
> > I want to build a rather small Java Runtime Environment with OpenJDK8
> > and the small JamVM and use musl for this purpose. Unfortunately
> > OpenJDK needs the header sys/sysctl.h which musl does not provide
> > anymore ( I found older musl version which include this header).
> > Is there a reason for that?
> >
> > Maybe someone already tried to build OpenJDK8 with musl and could
> > give me some further hints?
> We build openjdk8 for alpine linux using musl.
> The build scripts are at:
> It uses openjdk7 (built via icedtea) to bootstrap.
> The patch fix your specific issue is:
> and as you see, sysctl.h is not really needed and can be just removed.
> /Timo

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