JDK-6765774 : new launcher behavior in jdk 7 b38
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: launcher
  • Affected Version: 7,7u6
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Future Project
  • OS: generic,linux
  • CPU: generic,arm
  • Submitted: 2008-10-30
  • Updated: 2014-11-25
  • Resolved: 2014-03-13
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Description
There is a class with no "main" method and a reference to another, nonexistent class.
When attempting to start JVM using the referencing class as initial:

b37 complains about missing "main" method
b38 complains about missing referenced class

Which behaviour is correct?

Comments
We really can't do anything in the launcher until JDK-6823296 is fixed, so closing for now.
13-03-2014

Same fix version as the jbs it depends on: https://jbs.oracle.com/bugs/browse/JDK-6823296
20-12-2012

EVALUATION Its not clear what the behaviour should be, whether NoSuchMethod or some class initialization, regardless the underpinning problem here is that it is that getDeclaredMethods or getDeclaredMethod causes undesirable extra class loading. And this bug and how we present the error to the user is dependent on the resolution of 6823296.
30-10-2008

SUGGESTED FIX The a suitable fix is to use getDeclaredMethods and iterate through the methods to find a main to get the diagnostic information we are looking for.
30-10-2008