RFR 8187222 : ClassLoader.getSystemClassLoader not clear if recursive initialization leads to ISE or unspecified error

Brent Christian brent.christian at oracle.com
Fri Dec 1 19:40:16 UTC 2017

On 12/1/17 8:33 AM, mandy chung wrote:
>> Better still might be for initSystemClassLoader to re-throw the cause 
>> so that it appears immediately after the "Error occurred during 
>> initialization of VM" message that the VM will fail with.
> Yes that would be better.

So would I do this for RuntimeException and Error, and then package 
checked types of causes in an Error, as Mandy suggested?  (We don't want 
to throw a checked exception from initSystemClassLoader(), I don't think.)


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