RFR (S): 8000263: JSR 292: signature types may appear to be unloaded

Christian Thalinger christian.thalinger at oracle.com
Fri Oct 5 09:15:38 PDT 2012

On Oct 4, 2012, at 5:12 PM, John Rose <john.r.rose at oracle.com> wrote:

> On Oct 4, 2012, at 3:51 PM, Christian Thalinger wrote:
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~twisti/8000263
>> 8000263: JSR 292: signature types may appear to be unloaded
> Good work.  I very much like the 'is_public' assertion in 'check_wk_pre_link_klasses'.
> I mechanically checked that the whitespace change in systemDictionary.hpp is mixed with no other effects,
> besides changing some occurrences of Pre or Pre_JSR292 to Pre_Link or Pre?
> Consider changing Opt to Pre for LambdaForm, if you agree that is a reasonable cleanup.  That type is no longer optional.

I tried that but running Queens fails then because we are still using 7 as JDK.

> I think the following code would be simpler and more directly correct in 'sharpen_unsafe_type':
>    if (sharpened_klass != NULL && !sharpened_klass->is_loaded())
>      return NULL;

Hmm.  Returning null is okay here?  Have to take a look again.

> Issue:  Are intrinsics still properly recognized, even though 'find_well_known_klass' is restricted?

Why wouldn't they?  But I will check that.

> The function vmIntrinsics::method_for bothers me still.
> Maybe add a FIXME comment pointing out that it doesn't work for all intrinsics.  Or, add a boolean parameter:
>   Klass* SystemDictionary::find_well_known_klass(Symbol* class_name, bool link_all = false) {
>     ... if (option == Pre_Link || link_all) ...
>   }
> Or, find a way to get rid of vmIntrinsics::method_for, since it is not used much.

Ah, forgot about it.  I will remove it and send a new webrev.

-- Chris

> Thanks,
> — John
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