JDK-8027351: (ref) Base's class finalize method not invoked if a private finalize method exists in its subclass

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at oracle.com
Tue Nov 5 09:11:35 UTC 2013

On Nov 5, 2013, at 3:21 AM, Mandy Chung <mandy.chung at oracle.com> wrote:
>> 2. In VM.java. booted need not be volatile now that it is only accessed within a locked region. Also awaitBooted might as well be void as it can only ever return true.
> Fixed.  Revised webrev at:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mchung/jdk8/webrevs/8027351/webrev.03/

The booted field is also accessed directly from within other areas of the VM class e.g.:

 272     // This method can only be invoked during system initialization.
 273     public static void saveAndRemoveProperties(Properties props) {
 274         if (booted)
 275             throw new IllegalStateException("System initialization has completed");

 323     public static void initializeOSEnvironment() {
 324         if (!booted) {
 325             OSEnvironment.initialize();
 326         }
 327     }


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