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From Gregory Shimansky <gshiman...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r416738 - /incubator/harmony/enhanced/drlvm/trunk/vm/vmcore/src/init/bootclasspath.properties
Date Sun, 25 Jun 2006 18:46:39 GMT
On Sunday 25 June 2006 17:26 Mark Hindess wrote:
> On 24 June 2006 at 22:38, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Mark Hindess wrote:
> > > On 24 June 2006 at 14:44, Gregory Shimansky <gshimansky@gmail.com> 
wrote:
> > >> Btw I've figured why kernel.jar has to be added to
> > >> bootclasspath.properties before luni.jar. They have many classes with
> > >> the same name but different code (Class, ClassLoader, Thread, System,
> > >> String to mention a few). So if luni.jar goes first in bootclasspath,
> > >> then all of those kernel classes implementations are taken from
> > >> classlib which isn't very good because they should be taken from VM's
> > >> kernel.jar. So there is no surprise that it doesn't work.
> > >
> > > Oops... I can't believe we didn't spot this before! ...
> >
> > That's a regression :-(  We used to specifically exclude the kernel
> > patternsets from each JAR packaging step.  I agree that it should be
> > restored.
>
> Yes, it's definitely a regression.  Probably at least partly my fault,
> so I've fixed it in r417017.
>
> Gregory, this should almost fix the ordering issue except for String
> which has moved out of the kernel classes in to luni.  But as Tim says
> the real solution is to load the VM's versions of kernel classes first
> the same way the IBM VME does it.

Sure I've created a patch to properties parser which adds kernel.jar 
unconditionally to the beginning of bootclasspath, and filters out everything 
which isn't beginning with bootclasspath.[0-9] so no *.source and other 
properties appear in the property.

-- 
Gregory Shimansky, Intel Middleware Products Division

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