Review request: White box testing API for HotSpot

David Holmes david.holmes at
Wed Dec 14 22:34:28 PST 2011

On 15/12/2011 1:56 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 14/12/2011 01:42, John Pampuch wrote:
>> Will the modularity changes coming in JDK 8 affect this?
> Yes as the class path, boot class path etc. should go away in modules
> mode. The likely approach would be to have the wb API installed as a
> module where it could be used in both legacy/classic mode and when
> running in modules mode.

But in that case there is no bootclasspath and so the current validity 
check of being "on the boot classpath" becomes invalid. So what would 
replace that? Does the concept of the boot loader disappear?


> -Alan.

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