RFR (JAXP): 8146961: Fix PermGen memory leaks caused by static final Exceptions

Joe Wang huizhe.wang at oracle.com
Mon Aug 15 18:09:42 UTC 2016

Hi Aleksej,

I suggest we get rid of the static abort. If RuntimeException happens, 
check where it happens. The first use case looks suspicious as it just 
returns if it's an instance of RE. For the 2nd case in DOM error report, 
let's throw a RuntimeException with the specified error message if error 
happens, and there's no handler or the handler failed to handle it. 
(would be better than an empty RE)


On 8/15/16, 10:38 AM, Aleks Efimov wrote:
> Hi,
> Please, help to review the fix for memory leak [1] in 
> com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.dom.DOMNormalizer that is caused by 
> usage of static final exceptions.
> This problem was already fixed in Apache Xerces project [2] and I 
> would like to backport it to JDK9 Xerces implementation.
> Webrev with the changes:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~aefimov/8146961/9/00
> The Tomcat reproducer attached to the bug report fails without the fix 
> and passes with the fix.
> The JPRT and JCK testing shows no jaxp tests failures with the 
> proposed fix.
> With Best Regards,
> Aleksej
> [1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8146961
> [2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XERCESJ-1667

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