RFR(S) 8030221: Checking for anonymous class should check for NULL as well as potential nesting

Coleen Phillimore coleen.phillimore at oracle.com
Tue Aug 16 14:48:38 UTC 2016

Can host class actually be an array class?

It seems like more error if the host class is a primitive, array, or if 
it is another anonymous class.

Then you can pass it as InstanceKlass as host_class everwhere and not 
have these casts.


On 8/15/16 3:34 PM, harold seigel wrote:
> Hi,
> Please review this fix for JDK-8030221.  The fix makes sure that, if 
> the specified host class for a VM anonymous is another anonymous 
> class, that the actual host class is the specified host class's host 
> class.  For example, if named class N is the host class for anonymous 
> class A1, and A1 is the specified host class for anonymous class A2, 
> then the actual host class for A2 will be named class N.
> JBS Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8030221
> Open Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~hseigel/bug_8030221/
> The fix was tested with the JCK Lang and VM tests, the hotpot, and 
> java/lang, java/util and other JTreg tests, the NSK quick tests, and 
> with the RBT runtime nightly tests.
> Thanks, Harold

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