Review request for 6810254

David Holmes - Sun Microsystems David.Holmes at Sun.COM
Thu Mar 5 12:18:55 UTC 2009

Hi Mandy,

Isn't this kind of change risky? With static initialization you know 
that once the VM gets up and running then everything is in place. But 
with lazy-initialization (and using reflection no less!) there's a 
danger that when you try to initialize you're more likely to fail due to 
lack of memory or resources.  I can't quite tell exactly when these 
setSharedSecret methods will be called.

BTW I think the comments copied into 
src/share/classes/java/io/ need to be reviewed - 
they made sense when the code was, but not now :)


Mandy Chung said the following on 03/05/09 17:01:
> 6810254: Lazily instantiate the shared secret access objects
> Webrev at:
> sun.misc.Java*Access objects are created at initialization time.  
> However, they are not always needed.  They can be instantiated lazily 
> when needed.  The fix is to add a static setSharedSecret() method to be 
> called by sun.misc.SharedSecrets via reflection when the shared secret 
> access object is requested.
> Thanks
> Mandy

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