JDK-6383849 : Relax access checks by default for older classfiles
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: hotspot
  • Sub-Component: runtime
  • Affected Version: 6
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2006-02-10
  • Updated: 2013-05-24
  • Resolved: 2006-02-22
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At b70, the fix for 4293149 made the default as "off" for relaxed access checks in the VM.  Older classfiles may require the relaxed access check to work correctly.  This can currently be accomplished via the '-XX:+RelaxAccessControlCheck' flag, but should be the default if the classfiles involved are detected as older than classfile version 49.

EVALUATION It seems to be possible to base this relaxation on the classfile versions of both the accessor and accessee.