[8u$N] Request for enhancement backport approval for CR 8164908 ReflectionFactory support for IIOP and custom serialization

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at oracle.com
Thu Dec 8 07:39:36 UTC 2016


This enhancement request is approved.

Please proceed with the backport and send a push approval request to 
this mailing list when you're ready to push this enhancement to jdk8u-dev.


On 29/11/2016 09:43, Seán Coffey wrote:
> Thanks for the request Roger. This one is currently under review.
> regards,
> Sean.
> On 28/11/2016 16:44, Roger Riggs wrote:
>> Please approve the backport of enhancements to 
>> sun.reflect.ReflectionFactory[1] to facilitate
>> the transition of custom serialization libraries to the strong 
>> encapsulation in JDK 9.
>> The methods added to ReflectionFactory are used as replacements for the
>> use of setAccessible to access private methods specific to 
>> serialization.
>> The risk is minimal for JDK 8.
>>   The new methods have been implemented in JDK 9 and are used by the 
>> JDK 9 IIOP implementation.
>>   Tests for the new APIs are included in JDK 9 and are included in 
>> the backport.
>>   To minimize risk to JDK 8, the IIOP implementation is not modified.
>> Thanks, Roger
>> [1] 8164908 ReflectionFactory support for IIOP and custom serialization

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