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

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri Jun 6 19:50:49 UTC 2014

On 06/06/2014 18:22, Seán Coffey 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.
Right, it doesn't make sense to use the TCCL to locate the 
system-wide/singleton ORB and then cache it but clearly some 
applications that were bundle their own ORB with conflicting 
configuration are running into this. The change in the webrev looks okay 
to me (for 8u, not 9 where I agree that we keep the correct behavior).


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