RFR: 8161588: MemberName::resolveOrNull cause and hide NoSuchMethodErrors

Claes Redestad claes.redestad at oracle.com
Tue Jul 19 19:17:02 UTC 2016


please review this bug fix to ensure MemberName::resolveOrNull doesn't
throw exceptions when speculatively looking up members that aren't

HS: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~redestad/8161588/hs.01
JDK: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~redestad/8161588/jdk.01

This avoids throwing NoSuchMethodError etc just to be ignored, avoiding
a performance penalty when looking things up speculatively (which is key
to possible upcoming work to generate more JLI code with jlink).

There's a pre-existing issue not dealt with by this fix in that the
exceptions thrown in MHN_resolve_Mem are never observed, instead the
exceptions thrown from various LinkResolver methods are observed. We
could clear all pending exceptions in resolve_MemberName, but this
breaks tests that are very particular about which exception is thrown
when and where, thus I opted to add the clear_pending boolean to
allow clearing the exception conditionally instead, keeping behavior
identical for MemberName::resolveOrFail



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