-Xpatch with jar, jimage, or other non-exploded format?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Sat Dec 5 09:43:43 UTC 2015

On 04/12/2015 22:33, Michael Rasmussen wrote:
> :
> Using -Xbootclasspath/p I can patch any class on the null classloader,
> but how do I use -Xpatch to patch classes in the unnamed module?
The boot class path is essentially gone. All the types in the platform 
and JDK modules are in named modules. The only way to have types in the 
unnamed module of the boot loader is -Xbootclasspath/a or JVM TI 
AddToBootstrapClassLoaderSearch. Are you looking to patch your own agent 
classes or concerned that you might be running in environments that use 


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