8008290: (profiles) Startup regression due to additional checking of JAR file manifests

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at oracle.com
Thu Feb 21 20:19:21 UTC 2013

On 2/21/2013 12:01 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
>> A minor note - the list of known jar files seems to be incomplete 
>> (e.g. tzdb.jar and some windows-specific ones).  I think it may be 
>> better to file a bug to follow up this and maybe even better to 
>> replace the hardcoded list with other mechanism (if appropriate).
> The list doesn't have to be complete, this is just the JAR files that 
> will be skipped. I completed list that hardcoded list needs clean-up 
> (even the construction of) and that's the clean-up I hinted at in the 
> first mail. I decided not to change in this round as I just wanted to 
> restore the startup. Also it takes time to verify startup across a 
> number of platforms so changing code in this area takes a bit longer 
> to verify.

Right - this list doesn't have to be complete.   I agree that it's 
better not to do the cleanup in your fix. I think very few people is 
aware of this hardcoded list and such startup improvement and it may 
worth filing a bug so that this is tracked and referenced if there is 
any startup regression related to this (that's what I meant with "follow 
up" - sorry I confused you).


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