Review Request: JDK-8207146: Rename jdk.internal.misc.Unsafe::xxxObject to xxxReference

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at
Mon Oct 22 17:08:40 UTC 2018

Thanks for the review, Tobias.

I will rerun the tests and add hs-tier1-3 jobs before the push.


On 10/21/18 11:26 PM, Tobias Hartmann wrote:
> Hi Mandy,
> the compiler related changes look good to me.
> Please run hs-tier1-3 if you haven't done so yet.
> Best regards,
> Tobias
> On 16.10.18 18:08, Mandy Chung wrote:
>> Webrev:
>> Unsafe::getObject returns a reference to an object. Similarly
>> Unsafe::putObject sets a reference in the given base+offset.
>> This patch proposes to rename Unsafe xxxObject to xxxReference
>> that will make the xxxReference API very clear that these
>> are getters/setters for a reference (instance of object class)
>> and ready for adding xxxValue in the futurefor values.
>> Note that this renaming only applies to jdk.internal.misc.Unsafe
>> but not sun.misc.Unsafe.  So no impact to existing libraries
>> that depends on sun.misc.Unsafe in jdk.unsupported module.
>> I ran jdk_core, core_tools, langtools and nashorn tier1-3,
>> hotspot_runtime, hotspot_compiler test groups.
>> thanks
>> Mandy

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