RFR (S): 7167254: Crash on OSX in Enumerator.nextElement() with compressed oops

Roland Westrelin roland.westrelin at oracle.com
Wed May 16 07:21:12 PDT 2012

> Is there any possibility we will mistake a real SIGBUS for a
> NullPointerException ?

A SIGBUS caused by a bug in generated code for instance? Yes, there is a risk, the same way there is a risk a SIGSEGV becomes a NPE.
A SIGBUS that should be caught by the VM rather than be converted to a NPE. It doesn't look possible to me.


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