[9] RFR (XS): 8087218: Constant fold loads from final instance fields in VM anonymous classes

John Rose john.r.rose at oracle.com
Mon Jun 15 20:26:43 UTC 2015

Reviewed.  I see the bug is linked properly to the more general bug.  Thanks!  — John

On Jun 15, 2015, at 6:15 AM, Vladimir Ivanov <vladimir.x.ivanov at oracle.com> wrote:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~vlivanov/8087218/webrev.00
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8087218
> Right now, VM doesn't constant fold loads final instance fields unless an experimental flag -XX:+TrustFinalNonStaticFields is turned on.
> The only exception is classes in java.lang.invoke/sun.invoke packages.
> It can be extended to VM anonymous classes because there is no hacking of finals going on with them:
>  (1) they are part of private API (sun.misc.Unsafe);
>  (2) they can't be serialized.
> Testing: manual (verified in generated code that constant folding happens)
> Thanks!
> Best regards,
> Vladimir Ivanov

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