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

Michael Rasmussen michael.rasmussen at zeroturnaround.com
Sat Dec 5 10:14:50 UTC 2015

On 5 December 2015 at 11:43, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com> wrote:
> 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
> -Xbootclasspath/a?

In essence, yes -- since I know that our product is often used in a setup
where multiple agents are present, thus we sometimes need to patch other
agents as well, and they might not be in a module. And a lot of agents add
themselves to the bootclasspath, either via manifest, or via the
Instrumentation API.


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