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

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at oracle.com
Sat Dec 2 01:17:09 UTC 2017

> On Dec 1, 2017, at 4:46 PM, Brent Christian <brent.christian at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On 12/1/17 11:40 AM, Brent Christian wrote:
>> 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.)
> Anyway, this is what that looks like (I did RuntimeException, but didn't bother with Error).  I also made the test changes that Mandy suggested.
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bchristi/8187222/webrev.01/index.html

Yes and I think should also rethrow the cause if the cause is an Error (why not)


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