RFR (S): 8024087: Remove dead JVM_{Get, Set}PrimitiveFieldValues functions

Dmitry Samersoff dmitry.samersoff at oracle.com
Tue Oct 1 05:29:27 PDT 2013


Looks good for me.


On 2013-10-01 04:26, Mikael Vidstedt wrote:
> Folks,
> Please review:
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8024087
> Webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mikael/webrevs/8024087/webrev.00/webrev/
> Summary:
> This change removes two JVM_* functions - JVM_GetPrimitiveFieldValues
> and JVM_SetPrimitiveFieldValues. These functions were used back in JDK
> 1.3.1 to intrinsify two java.io.Object{Input,Output}Stream methods, but
> the Java code was rewritten in the JDK 1.4 time frame and the
> corresponding Java methods are no longer there, meaning this code is
> well and truly dead and has been so for many years.
> On top of that the functions only have prototypes declared in
> jvm_misc.hpp (as opposed to jvm.h etc), meaning the risk of somebody
> depending on these functions is further limited. My non-extensive
> (re-)search of the web appears to confirm this.
> Thanks,
> Mikael

Dmitry Samersoff
Oracle Java development team, Saint Petersburg, Russia
* I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the sources.

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