RFR: 8243290: Improve diagnostic messages for class verification and redefinition failures

coleen.phillimore at oracle.com coleen.phillimore at oracle.com
Tue Jun 9 16:59:23 UTC 2020

Hi, For some reason, my message filters are dropping messages.

But I think Harold pointed out that if ex_msg is NULL then the logging 
will crash with %s in the change for both files.


On 6/9/20 10:46 AM, Poonam Parhar wrote:
> Hello,
> Please review this simple change for improving diagnostics around 
> class verification and linking failures:
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8243290
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~poonam/8243290/webrev.00/
> Problem: During the class redefinition process, if a class 
> verification fails because it could not find a class referenced in the 
> class being redefined, the printed NoClassDefFoundError error message 
> is not very helpful. It does not print the class name for which 
> NoClassDefFoundError was encountered, and that makes it very hard to 
> find the real cause of redefinition failure.
> The proposed solution prints the class name during class linking and 
> verification failures. Example output produced with these changes:
> With 'redefine' tag:
>       [java] [3.243s][debug][redefine,class,load        ] loaded name=org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Jdk14Logger (avail_mem=819540K)
>       [java] [3.243s][debug][redefine,class,load        ] loading name=org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger kind=101 (avail_mem=819540K)
>       [java] [3.244s][info ][redefine,class,load,exceptions] link_class exception: 'java/lang/NoClassDefFoundError org/apache/log4j/Priority'
>       [java] Java Result: 1
> With 'verification' tag:
>       [java] [49.702s][info ][verification] Verification for org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger has exception pending 'java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError org/apache/log4j/Priority'
>       [java] [49.702s][info ][verification] End class verification for: org.apache.commons.logging.impl.Log4JLogger
> Improved error message:
>       [java] Exception in thread "main" java.lang.InternalError: class redefinition failed: invalid class
>       [java]     at java.instrument/sun.instrument.InstrumentationImpl.retransformClasses0(Native Method)
>       [java]     at java.instrument/sun.instrument.InstrumentationImpl.retransformClasses(InstrumentationImpl.java:167)
>       [java]     at Main.main(Unknown Source)
> Thanks,
> Poonam

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