RFR(S+M) / 8022701 Accessibility checking: InvocationTargetException is thrown instead of IllegalAccessError

Christian Thalinger christian.thalinger at oracle.com
Thu Sep 12 17:24:16 UTC 2013

+             // err.initCause(ex);

Why is this commented?

-- Chris

On Sep 6, 2013, at 4:59 PM, David Chase <david.r.chase at oracle.com> wrote:

> new, improved webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~drchase/8022701/webrev.02/
> Same small changes to the sources, plus a test.
> bug: wrong exception was thrown in call of methodhandle to private method
> fix: detect special case of IllegalAccessException, convert to IllegalAccessError
> testing:
> verified that the test would pass with modified library
> verified that the test would fail with old library
> verified that the test would fail if the class substitution (for some reason) did not occur
> jtreg of jdk/test/java/lang/invoke -- note that the new exception thrown is a subtype of the old one, so this is unlikely to create a new surprise
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