JDK-6995200 : JDK 7 compiler crashes when type-variable is inferred from expected primitive type
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: javac
  • Affected Version: 6u21,7
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic,windows_xp,windows_7
  • CPU: unknown,x86
  • Submitted: 2010-10-27
  • Updated: 2014-05-06
  • Resolved: 2011-03-08
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The following program crashes javac:

class X {
    public static <T> T getValue() {
        return null;

    public void testGenerics(Comparable<String> s) {
        int i = getValue();

SUGGESTED FIX A webrev of this fix is available at the following URL: http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/tl/langtools/rev/2536dedd897e

EVALUATION This bug is related to 6785114. Since the expected type is a primitive type, javac tries to compute glb(int,Object) which is incorrect. As described in the evaluation of 6785114, javac should compute glb(box(int),Object) = glb(Integer,Object) = Integer.