RFR (S) 8057936: java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass uses exceptions in control flow

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Wed Sep 10 12:30:01 UTC 2014

Hi Claes,

On 10/09/2014 8:11 PM, Claes Redestad wrote:
> Hi,
> please review this simple patch to avoid raising PrivilegedActionExceptions
> when failing to find a class in URLClassLoader.
>   bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8057936
>   webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~redestad/8057936/webrev.2/

I read the bug report and looked at the patch. I'm all for reducing the 
exception overhead, but why not just return the exception object 
directly and avoid the need to create a wrapper? Return object and check 
for a Class or Throwable - and rethrow the Throwable.


> /Claes

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