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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] *.boot.class.path propoerty setting
Date Fri, 11 Aug 2006 14:06:29 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> I was going to talk about the exact thing when I had a chance, so glad
> you beat me to it.  I'm just changing the subject line so it's clearer.
> Inline.
> Alexey Varlamov wrote:
>> A bit offttopic for this thread, but I'd like to discuss the following
>> points for the boot.class.path property:
>> 1) Whose responsibility is to set this property (launcher, VM or
>> classlib)? Now we have at least 3 implementations:
>>  a) readClassPathFromPropertiesFile() in
>> classlib\modules\archive\src\main\native\archive\windows\jclglob_harmony.c
>>  b) readClassPathFromPropertiesFile() in
>> classlib\modules\luni\src\main\native\luni\shared\luniglob.c
>>  c) load_full_api_files_path_names_list() in
>> drlvm\vm\vmcore\src\init\properties.cpp
>> BTW, the first 2 seems to be just copy-paste copies. I believe there
>> should be just single agent doing this task, most natural candidate is
>> shared VM launcher.
> I also thought the launcher was the right place, but not so sure, as you
>  wouldn't want to handcuff the VM implementations as to what kinds of
> features they can add here.  Maybe VM launcher sets it originally, but
> the VM is free to override?

Not in the launcher, it has to be set for any application that calls

>> 2) Current parsers of the bootclasspath.properties are fragile in
>> relation to format of this file: the file must end with line delimiter
>> and must have strict platform line delimiters, otherwise jvm just
>> hangs. Should I file new JIRA or this is intentional?
> Please file a JIRA.  Hanging can never be intentional.  :)

Agreed, create JIRAs for these problems.



Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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