RFR(7u) 8046233: VerifyError on backward branch

Karen Kinnear karen.kinnear at oracle.com
Wed Aug 27 15:30:46 UTC 2014


Code fix looks good. 

If you haven't already checked this in - would you mind renaming "has_unique_new_object" to
something like "has_nonmatching_uninit_object" or "has_nonmatching_new_object"? If that makes sense
to you.


On Aug 22, 2014, at 10:47 AM, harold seigel wrote:

> Hi,
> Please review this small fix for bug 8046233 for JDK-7u.
> Section <http://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/jvms/se7/html/jvms-4.html#jvms-> of the JVM-7 Spec says:
>   A valid instruction sequence must not have an uninitialized object
>   on the operand stack or in a local variable at the target of a
>   backwards branch if the special type of the uninitialized object is
>   merged with a special type other than itself ...
> Currently, the split verifier does not allow any backward branches into a block containing an uninitialized object.  This fix allows such backward branches if the originating block contains an uninitialized object of the same special type.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8046233
> Open webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~hseigel/bug_8046233_7/
> The fix was tested with the JCK lang, vm, and api/java_lang tests, the JTREG hotspot tests, and tests that reproduced the problem. With this fix, the tests that reproduce the problem get the same result with both the old and the split verifier.
> This bug has already been fixed in JDK-8u and JDK-9.  But, a straight back-port to JDK-7u could not be done because the JVM-8 Spec differs from the JVM-7 Spec for this case.
> Thanks, Harold

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