RFR(XS) : JDK-8009552 - test/vm/verifier/TestStaticIF.java failing with hs25.0-b20
bharadwaj.yadavalli at oracle.com
Thu Mar 7 21:14:17 UTC 2013
I would like to request for a review of changes whose details are as
Bug fixed: https://jbs.oracle.com/bugs/browse/JDK-8009552
Summary of changes :
To support JDK 8 features, javac now generates invokespecial
instructions to reference interface methods. The proposed change
modifies bytecode verification (in old verifier) of Java 8 classfiles to
allow invokespecial to refer to methods in CONSTANT_InterfaceMethodref
as well as in CONSTANT_Methodref. Consequently, class hierarchy walk to
validate the operand of invokespecial is restricted to classes with
version less than 52.
Note that this change is to the old verifier. The new verifier (split
verifier) already handles this.
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