Review Request: JDK-8020801: Apply the restriction of invoking MethodHandles.lookup to j.l.r.Method.invoke

Peter Levart peter.levart at
Tue May 2 20:17:28 UTC 2017

On 05/02/2017 06:56 PM, Mandy Chung wrote:
>> On May 2, 2017, at 3:14 AM, Peter Levart <peter.levart at> wrote:
>> I don't quite understand the need for bypassing the inflation of native into generated method accessor
> The VM native reflection implementation does not know about this alternate `reflected$XXX` mechanism.  No VM change in this patch and so we ensure this be called via the generated bytecode for Method::invoke rather than going through the VM native reflection which reduces startup overhead.

I don't think VM native reflection implementation needs to know anything 
about this alternate `reflected$XXX` mechanism. The 
NativeMethodAccessorImpl is constructed with the Method argument. In 
case of `reflected$XXX` mechanism, it is given the alternate Method 
object that points to the alternate method, so 
NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0 is called with this alternate Method 
object. It is like reflecting over the alternate method itself, isn't it?

Am I missing something?

>> Is DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl/NativeMethodAccessorImpl combo not treated correctly (i.e. skipped) by the Reflection.getCallerClass(), while generated MethodAccessorImpl subclass is?
> As this case is forced not to go through VM reflection support, unless I miss something, DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl/NativeMethodAccessorImpl has no need to be changed.  I will double check with the VM runtime team.

I was asking because I suspected that this might be the reason for 
skipping DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl/NativeMethodAccessorImpl. But if 
it is not the reason (and anyway it would be a bug because other 
@CallerSensitive methods would behave erratically if this was the case), 
then I still don't see a reason for skipping 
DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl/NativeMethodAccessorImpl and proceeding 
directly with generated method accessor.

Regards, Peter

> Mandy

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