RFR(XS) 8081695: Old verifier fails to reject bad access to protected <init> method

George Triantafillou george.triantafillou at oracle.com
Fri Jul 17 15:57:19 UTC 2015

Hi Harold,

Looks good.


On 7/17/2015 10:48 AM, harold seigel wrote:
> Hi,
> Please review this small change to fix bug JDK-8081695.  The (old) 
> type inferencing verifier excluded a particular protected access check 
> for invokespecial calls of protected methods.  That exclusion was done 
> because of bytecodes generated by very old broken compilers.  It is 
> being removed because it violates the JVM-8 Spec and should no longer 
> be needed.
> Open Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~hseigel/bug_8081695/
> JBS Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8081695
> The fix was tested with JCK Lang and VM tests, WLS sanity testing, the 
> UTE quick tests, and the hotspot, and JDK vm, java/io, java/lang, and 
> java/util JTreg tests.
> Thanks, Harold

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