JDK-6819213 : revive sun.boot.library.path
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: hotspot
  • Sub-Component: runtime
  • Affected Version: 6u14
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2009-03-18
  • Updated: 2017-05-16
  • Resolved: 2011-03-08
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If a class is loaded using the bootclasspath, then any native libraries needed
by that the class will be loaded from the sun.boot.library.path. This
property (sun.boot.library.path) could be changed during the vm startup phase, 
in much earlier releases, but a feature implementation rendered this property immutable.  It is the desire to make this property mutable by the java, javafx and the java plugin launchers.

EVALUATION http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/hotspot-rt/hotspot/rev/956304450e80

EVALUATION Though this will continue to be sun specific implementation and will be used as such, external developers should not rely on this mechanism, and it will be deprecated or changed in the future.