RFR: 8042789: org.omg.CORBA.ORBSingletonClass loading no longer uses context class loader

Lance @ Oracle lance.andersen at oracle.com
Fri Jun 6 17:54:39 UTC 2014

Hi Sean

I think this makes sense and the change looks fine


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On Jun 6, 2014, at 1:22 PM, Seán Coffey <sean.coffey at oracle.com> wrote:

> Changes in the ORB loading in 8u5 causes incompatibility changes for some environments where a 3rd party plugin might be deployed over plugin. Some CORBA deployment installations have an incorrect expectation on finding the custom ORBSingleton class using the context classloader. Proper approach is to expect to find such classes on the system classloader. For JDK 9, the 8u5(new) behaviour will remain.
> For JDK 8u and older update families, I'm proposing we revert back to the old behaviour to aid compatibility in current deployment scenarios.
> webrev : http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~coffeys/webrev.8042789/webrev/
> bug : https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8042789
> I'm working a testcase for this also.
> regards,
> Sean.

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