RFR 8058575: IllegalAccessError trying to access package-private class from VM anonymous class

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri Sep 2 14:43:09 UTC 2016

On 02/09/2016 14:02, harold seigel wrote:
> Hi,
> Please review this new fix for JDK-8058575.  This fix requires that a 
> VM anonymous class be in either the same package as its host class or 
> be in the unnamed package.  If the anonymous class is in the unnamed 
> package then this fix puts it into its host class's package, ensuring 
> that the anonymous class and its host class are in the same module.  
> This fix also throws an IllegalArgumentException if the host class is 
> an array class.
> Additionally, the type of field ClassFileParser::_host_klass was 
> changed to InstanceKlass* and some comments were cleaned up.
> JBS bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8058575
> Open webrevs:
>    http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~hseigel/bug_8058575.jdk.3/
In GetModuleTest then one clean-up is to change it to use 
hostClass.getPackageName() and remove packageName(String).


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