Review request JDK-8165180: Provide a shared secret to access non-public ServerSocket constructor

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at
Tue Sep 6 16:44:10 UTC 2016

> On Sep 5, 2016, at 12:19 AM, Peter Levart <peter.levart at> wrote:
> I'm thinking of the Class::getDeclaredConstructor method.
> If the implClass's class loader is not the bootstrap loader, "accessDeclaredMembers" permission will be checked. I don't know about which implClass(es) will be passed to the method, but if custom user classes are among them, they will not be loaded by bootstrap loader, right?

Yes, you’re right.  I expect that the caller should call JavaNetSocketAccess::newSocketImpl with doPrivileged and itself has the proper permission.


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