RFR(S): 8183111: [MVT] java.lang.Class::isAssignableFrom() C2 intrinsic does not support value types

Tobias Hartmann tobias.hartmann at oracle.com
Fri Jul 14 14:41:01 UTC 2017


please review the following patch:

The problem is that the Class::isAssignableFrom C2 intrinsic returns incorrect results for value type classes. This is because the result type of the LoadKlassNode is set to TypeKlassPtr::OBJECT_OR_NULL which is wrong for value type classes (because they are not a subtype of Object) and results in constant folding of subtype checks at compile time. I fixed this by introducing TypeKlassPtr::BOTTOM which has _klass set to NULL. I had to adjust all code that relies on _klass being initialized.

I wasn't sure about the implementation of meet if one of the KlassPtrs is BOTTOM (see changes in type.cpp) but the current implementation works for all our tests.

I added tests for Class::isAssignableFrom, Class::getSuperclass and Class::cast. I also removed the DisableIntrinsic flags added as workaround by JDK-8181425.


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