RFR (M): 8000740: remove LinkWellKnownClasses
christian.thalinger at oracle.com
Thu Oct 11 14:53:29 PDT 2012
On Oct 11, 2012, at 12:00 PM, John Rose <john.r.rose at oracle.com> wrote:
> The change in methodHandles.cpp is not under -XX:+LinkWellKnownClasses.
> As the comment says, it is intended to be an optional optimization for 292 users.
> The short-cut for Object (and maybe Class) is probably necessary for bootstrapping.
> I don't think there will be a regression there, but let's be watchful.
I ran the JDK 292 tests and Nashorn stuff and it looked good. Thanks for the review.
> Code removal is good... Reviewed.
> — John
> On Oct 10, 2012, at 5:10 PM, Christian Thalinger wrote:
>> 8000740: remove LinkWellKnownClasses
>> With 8000263 LinkWellKnownClasses was turned on by default to see if
>> it works. Nightly testing showed that various JDI and JVMTI tests fail
>> with LinkWellKnownClasses turned on, e.g.:
>> To avoid future problems we remove the code altogether.
>> Additionally I resurrected some 292 code that is required when
>> building with JDK 6.
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