[8u40] Review request 8064667: Provide support to help identify use of endorsed standards and extension mechanism

Calvin Cheung calvin.cheung at oracle.com
Mon Nov 17 19:40:33 UTC 2014

Hi Mandy,

In 8u40, the jre/lib/ext dir still exists and containing nashorn.jar, 
javafx.jar, etc.
Would those jar files be moved to a different dir?

Some minor comments in arguments.cpp:
lines 3470 and 3472 can be combined as follows:
int nonEmptyDirs = check_non_empty_dirs(Arguments::get_endorsed_dir(), 

before return JNI_ERR; at lines 3493 and 3503, the dir should be closed:


On 11/17/2014 8:57 AM, Mandy Chung wrote:
> This requests both code review and 8u40 approval for:
>    https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8064667
> Webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mchung/jdk8u/webrevs/8064667/webrev.00/
> JEP 220 [1] proposes to remove the endorsed standards override 
> mechanism and extension mechanism. This patch adds a VM flag in 8u40 
> to help identify any existing uses of these mechanisms so that users 
> can turn on the VM flag to help identify if they depend on the 
> endorsed standards override mechanism and extension mechanism and can 
> plan to prepare for the migration to a newer JDK release early on. 
> When -XX:+CheckEndorsedAndExtDirs is set, the VM will exit if the 
> system property -Djava.endorsed.dirs or -Djava.ext.dirs is set, or if 
> ${java.home}/lib/endorsed or ${java.home}/lib/ext exists, or any 
> system extension directory contains JAR files.
> Thanks
> Mandy
> [1] http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/220

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