Review Request: JDK-8176815: Remove StackFramePermission and use RuntimePermission for stack walking

Brent Christian brent.christian at
Wed Mar 15 20:25:28 UTC 2017

Hi, Mandy

I agree that the new permission type is overkill.
The changes look good to me.


On 3/15/17 12:42 PM, Mandy Chung wrote:
> StackWalker::getInstance is currently specified to check for
> StackFramePermission("retainClassReference“) due to an early review
> feedback .  Given it has only one target, it’s overkill to define a
> specific permission type for stack walking use.   This patch proposes
> to replace the StackWalker permission check with
> RuntimePermission("getStackWalkerWithClassReference”) and remove
> StackFramePermission class.
> Mandy

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