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From "Pavel Pervov (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HARMONY-2644) [drlvm][kernel natives] bootclasspath's class loading failure produces wrong throwable
Date Wed, 07 Feb 2007 12:04:06 GMT

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Pavel Pervov commented on HARMONY-2644:
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Your patch is cleaner but it does exactly the same thing as original patch did.

What is required to do here is to differentiate the reason of loading failure in bootstrap
class loader: bytes for requested class are not found OR bytes for one of its predecessors
are missing. The first case throws ClassNotFoundException from Class.forName, the second -
NoClassDefFoundError.

The only way I see here is to keep some thread local flag along with raised NoClassDefFoundError
and exn_clear() in VMClassRegistry.findLoadedClass (loadBootstrapClass in your patch) if this
flag is set.

> [drlvm][kernel natives] bootclasspath's class loading failure produces wrong throwable
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HARMONY-2644
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-2644
>             Project: Harmony
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: DRLVM
>            Reporter: Vladimir Beliaev
>         Assigned To: Alexey Varlamov
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: cloading.diff, H2846.patch, Test.java
>
>
> DRLVM throws ClassNotFoundException instead of NoClassDefFoundError if it fails to load
class from bootclasspath.
> I did not find the exact place in specification saying it is wrong behavior, still 
> 1. JVMS operates with NoClassDefFoundError only in case the loading process failed. 
> 2. both Sun & JRockit java throws NoClassDefFoundError from the test below.
> To reproduce the issue, please do the following:
> a) compile attached Test.java (this produces Test.class, SubClass.class and SuperClass.class)
> b) remove SuperClass.class 
> c) run test with SubClass in bootclasspath, e.g.
>   
>     $ ls -1 *.class
>     Test.class SubClass.class
>     $ java -Xbootclasspath/a:. Test
> The output on Reference Implementation:
>     PASSED: got NoClassDefFoundError...
>     Note: run Test with SubClass in bootclasspath...
> The output on Harmony DRLVM (with -showversion key):
>     Apache Harmony Launcher : (c) Copyright 1991, 2006 The Apache Software Foundation
or its licensors, as applicable.
>     java version "1.5.0" 
>     pre-alpha : not complete or compatible
>     svn = r486063, (Dec 12 2006), Windows/ia32/msvc 1310, debug build
>     http://incubator.apache.org/harmony
>     FAILED: got ClassNotFoundException...
> Thanks
> Vladimir

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