5 Sep 2007 twisti   » (Master)

HotSpot's verifier not verifying

Yesterday I found the problem why we get a VerifyError when running Eclipse with CACAO-OpenJDK, while HotSpot does not. It's again the MagicAccessorImpl class.

Snippet from sun/reflect/MagicAccessorImpl.java (I overlooked that when debugging the access-check bug):

    The bug fix for 4486457 also necessitated disabling
    verification for this class and all subclasses, as
opposed to just
    SerializationConstructorAccessorImpl and subclasses, to
    having to indicate to the VM which of these
    stub classes were known to be able to pass the verifier. 

Finding these magics is really a pain...

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