RFR 8187436: -Xbootclasspath/a causes sanity check assertion with exploded build

George Triantafillou george.triantafillou at oracle.com
Mon Sep 18 13:33:10 UTC 2017

Hi Harold,

Will you move the test to 
test/runtime/getSysPackage/GetPackageXbootclasspath.java? Otherwise, 
looks good.


On 9/14/2017 3:02 PM, harold seigel wrote:
> Hi,
> Please review this JDK-10 change to fix an assertion involving 
> ClassLoader::_num_entries.  The assertion gets triggered when running 
> the exploded build.  ClassLoader::_num_entries is only used by CDS, 
> which is not supported for exploded builds.  So, assertions involving 
> _num_entries should check for a normal build before doing their check 
> involving _num_entries.
> Note that a new RFE will be filed shortly requesting a re-design of 
> the confusing boot classpath entries code as requested in one of the 
> comments in this JBS bug.
> Open webrev: 
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~hseigel/bug_8187436/webrev/index.html
> JBS Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8187436
> The change was tested with the JCK Lang and VM tests, the JTreg 
> hotspot, java/io, java/lang, java/util, and other tests.  The test 
> were run with both the normal and exploded builds.
> Thanks, Harold

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