RFR: 8163369: Enable generating DMH classes at link time

Claes Redestad claes.redestad at oracle.com
Mon Aug 8 11:46:23 UTC 2016


please review this change to add the ability to generate 
DirectMethodHandles to the --generate-jli-classes jlink plugin.

The implementation generates all the specified DMHs as methods into a 
single class, java.lang.invoke.DirectMethodHandle$DMH. At runtime when a 
DMH's LF is set up, we speculatively resolve the member from this class 
instead of generating and loading the bytecode as a distinct anonymous 
class. This avoids loading a potentially large number of anonymous 
classes at runtime, and also enables other startup optimizations such as 
allowing CDS to see and dump this class to the shared archive.

webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~redestad/8163369/webrev.01/
JBS: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8163369

This is a sub-task of https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8086045, 
which captures more information about the ongoing effort to reduce 
j.l.invoke initialization overheads.



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