deadlock in initialization of instanceKlass

David Holmes david.holmes at
Sun Mar 25 22:21:46 PDT 2012

On 24/03/2012 1:05 AM, Rémi Forax wrote:
> On 03/23/2012 02:39 AM, Krystal Mok wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 9:19 AM, David Holmes <david.holmes at
>> A primitive array can be created without having any classes loaded.
>> Ah, I see. That makes sense. So these klasses can be created even
>> before SystemDictionary is initialized, where as well-known classes
>> (such as java.lang.Byte) are created SystemDictionary initialization.
> but int[] implements Cloneable & Serializable which both need the system
> dictionary ?

But you don't need those classes loaded to create an int[].

The array class objects can be created prior to the system dictionary is 
initialized. They are always created long before the system is ready to 
execute any bytecode.

The details are intricate and I don't claim to know them off the top of 
my head.


>> Thanks,
>> Kris Mok
>> David
> Rémi

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