JDK-4293473 : Java platform messages should be unique
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: hotspot
  • Sub-Component: runtime
  • Affected Version: 1.4.0
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Won't Fix
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 1999-11-22
  • Updated: 2008-12-16
  • Resolved: 2008-12-16
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Currently the Java runtimes sometimes generate the same message from
different places in slightly different circumstances.  This can make
it hard to identify the actual source of a given problem.

We should ensure that messages originating from differnet places in the
runtimes should be unique.  So given a message string it should be possibly 
to uniquely identify its origin and meaning.

EVALUATION As part of bug fixes for 6501559 and 6739363, the error messages from Hotspot are unique enough to search for in google (we print out error string rather than an obfuscated id) and one of the most common places for VM crashes to report an error has been removed so the VM reports crashes where they crash. These changes and other improvements makes VM errors more identifiable and reportable. We will not implement unique error IDs.

EVALUATION Name: rc14348 Date: 09/08/2000 Committing to merlin release ======================================================================