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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [launcher] disable exception handler Was: [drlvm][classlib unit tests] iterative runs
Date Fri, 24 Nov 2006 13:53:05 GMT


Salikh Zakirov wrote:
> Evgueni Brevnov wrote:
>> The most clean approach is
>> to return EXCEPTION_CONTINUE_SEARCH for any exception happened in a
>> native code. I would suggest to fix the problem in this way instead of
>> HARMONY-2285. Currently, the launcher installs its own exception
>> handler which blocks default exception handler. So if we wish to have
>> a debug dialog we need to disable launcher's handler somehow. Should
>> we discuss it in a new thread?
> 
> Personally, I use the modified launcher with exception protection commented out
> all the time.
> 
> I recollect vaguely that introducing command line flag for disabling exception
> handling in launcher was discussed and agreed upon, however, noone got to
> implement it yet.
> 
> (The other "pending" task for launcher was moving it from luni module to
> jdktools -- also seems to have been agreed upon and then abandoned)

There's lots of things to do.  Things aren't abandoned.  For example, I 
haven't heard about class unloading fixes for DRLVM for a while, but 
it's clearly not been abandoned...

geir


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