Tim_Ellison at uk.ibm.com
Wed Jun 29 10:45:53 UTC 2016
mark.reinhold at oracle.com (Mark Reinhold) wrote on 28/06/2016 22:22:15:
> Issue summary
> #BootstrapClassLoaderSearchInJVMTI --- The JVM TI API  defines a
> function, `AddToBootstrapClassLoaderSearch` , by which an
> instrumentation agent can append a file-system path element to the
> bootstrap class loader's class path. The bootstrap class path, as
> such, no longer exists, but this function remains supported for now.
> Should this function be deprecated, with the intent to remove it in a
> future release, or should it remain supported? It appears to be
> critical to the operation of at least one popular instrumentation
> agent. 
> Retain this method. Do not deprecate it.
What would be the effect calling this function on a modular runtime when
passed a directory search path segment? a modular JAR? a regular JAR?
>  http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/platform/jvmti/jvmti.html
>  http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/platform/jvmti/
>  http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jigsaw/spec/issues/
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