review request (L): 7001379: bootstrap method data needs to be moved from constant pool to a classfile attribute

John Rose john.r.rose at
Wed Nov 24 23:42:50 PST 2010

On Nov 22, 2010, at 6:57 PM, John Rose wrote:

> Because of a strong and reasonable request from the IBM JVM team, the JSR 292 class file format for CONSTANT_InvokeDynamic is changing one more time.
> ...
> I will be putting out a review request soon for this.

Here is a JVM change which moves the variadic parts of CONSTANT_InvokeDynamic specifiers out of the constant pool and into a new attribute, BootstrapMethods.

For review, here is the specification change, in the javadoc in the jdk repo:

The JDK webrev also includes an adjusted unit test.

The base revision was reviewed by Christian yesterday:

The JVM code passes the unit test, of course.

-- John

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