RFR 8163969: Cyclic interface initialization causes JVM crash

Karen Kinnear karen.kinnear at oracle.com
Tue Sep 20 17:39:56 UTC 2016


Code looks good. Kudos to you and David Holmes for extremely careful reading of the specification.

In an earlier web rev you had also made a defensive fix to set_initialization_state_and_notify_impl.
Could you possibly add a fix for that?

1) assertion if init_lock is null
2) for production time: if init_lock is null, at least do not try to dereference ObjectLocker.
If UseBiasedLocking is disabled, there is a risk of dereferencing null otherwise.

Thank you for the detailed tests.

3) In InterfaceInitializationStates.java - could you possibly explain the Iunlinked test - what it is testing, what the
comment means and what the new bug is?

A couple of minor comments/suggestions to make it easier for the person who changes it next on the InterfaceInitializationStates.java tests:
1) line 66 comment refers to ClassL - I think you mean ClassLIM?

2) line 61: “Calling function on class with bad super interface.”
  I think you want “on class” -> “on interface”

3) Could you add a comment before the try on Class.forName that the result of this test is NCDFE because
there was an earlier test (ClassLIM) that already initialized K?

4) line 143: “K (sub interface)” -> “K (super interface)”

5) lines 155-156 “K, its superclass state” -> “K (its super interface) is in initialization_error state.


> On Sep 16, 2016, at 11:22 AM, Coleen Phillimore <coleen.phillimore at oracle.com> wrote:
> Summary: Fix interface initialization to follow spec: interface initializations do not set initialization state of interfaces that extend them.
> Tested with: all hotspot jtreg tests, co-located nsk tests, non-colocated nsk tests, and jck tests.
> open webrev at http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~coleenp/8163969.01/webrev
> bug link https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8163969
> Thanks,
> Coleen

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