RFR  8152190: Move sun.misc.JarIndex and InvalidJarIndexException to an internal package
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Tue Mar 29 13:00:44 UTC 2016
On 25/03/2016 18:46, Chris Hegarty wrote:
> Take 2.
> InvalidJarIndexException is thrown when an index is corrupt. It is a useful piece of
> information that the deployment of the jar files, on the class path, with indices, are
> "bad". It is really an Error. It indicates a serious problem with the deployment that a
> reasonable application should not try to handle.
> 1) Update the Jar File Specification  ( 8152276  ):
> "Once the class loader finds a INDEX.LIST file in a particular jar file, it always trusts
> the information listed in it. If a mapping is found for a particular class, but the class
> loader fails to find it by following the link, ** an unspecified Error or RuntimeException **
> is thrown. When this occurs, the application developer should rerun the jar tool on the
> extension to get the right information into the index file."
> 2) Update the implementation to throw an ( unspecified ) Error. ( 8152190  )
> No user code should every catch or try to handle this Error.
> No user code should every have tried to catch or handle InvalidJarIndexException
This looks good. I doubt anything could have dependent on the previous
specified behavior as the exception wasn't fully qualified and also
unpredictable as to when it might be thrown.
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