RFR: JDK-8213480: update internal ASM version to 7.0

Remi Forax forax at univ-mlv.fr
Fri Nov 9 19:33:03 UTC 2018

Hi Igor,
sorry to have not answered to your mail :(

I believe that the easiest way to disable the caching of the entries of the constant pool in ASM is to change SymbolTable.get() [1] to always return null.


[1] https://gitlab.ow2.org/asm/asm/blob/master/asm/src/main/java/org/objectweb/asm/SymbolTable.java#L393

----- Mail original -----
> De: "Igor Ignatyev" <igor.ignatyev at oracle.com>
> À: "Vicente Romero" <vicente.romero at oracle.com>, "Alan Bateman" <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com>
> Cc: "hotspot-dev" <hotspot-dev at openjdk.java.net>, "core-libs-dev" <core-libs-dev at openjdk.java.net>
> Envoyé: Vendredi 9 Novembre 2018 17:25:49
> Objet: Re: RFR: JDK-8213480: update internal ASM version to 7.0

> Vicente, Alan,
> back when we 1st bumped into this problem w/ ClassWriterExt (about 1y ago), it
> was my AI to discuss it w/ Remi. I sent him an email, didn't get a replay, and
> as it usually goes, had to switch to something else, completely forgot about
> that and didn't follow up.
> Thanks,
> -- Igor
>> On Nov 8, 2018, at 8:40 AM, Vicente Romero <vicente.romero at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On 11/8/18 8:14 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
>>> On 07/11/2018 19:33, Igor Ignatyev wrote:
>>>> Hi Vicente,
>>>> I recall an (internal?) discussion about updating ASM somewhen in JDK 11TF, and
>>>> AFAIR it was decided not to update ASM b/c nothing in JDK needs that, has it
>>>> been changed? put somewhat differently, why are we doing this?
>>>> in any case, I don't like the changes in mlvm tests. I understand that
>>>> ClassWriter has been significantly changed in ASM 7.0, so ClassWriterExt can't
>>>> disable CP entries caching (at least not in the way it used to), but removing
>>>> setCache* calls from the tests changed them and in some cases made them invalid
>>>> as they don't test that they supposed to. therefore I'd prefer to leave all
>>>> calls setCache* as-is, change setCache* implementation to throw an exception
>>>> (similarly to the fix in JDK-8194826
>>>> <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8194826>) and mark all tests which
>>>> throw this exception w/ '@ignore 8194951' jtreg tag.
>>> ClassWriterExt the MLVM tests have come in previous upgrades too. Has there been
>>> any discussion Remi or others on ASM to make it easier for the JDK to upgrade?
>> I'm not aware of any such discussions.
>>> -Alan
> > Vicente

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