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The call to setDisplayMode could crash. The problem is that it's not retaining the closestMatch reference that is used inside a block. Blocks do not automatically retain core foundation objects.
The fix of JDK-8041572 needs a 7u(75) back port of this. Otherwise we will see a regression.
Mikhail is working on the backport.
SQE OK to take this fix. Please see SQE approval comment for JDK-8041572
Are the backport to 8 needed? ready?
Critical request justification:
Issue impact: this fix is required to back port JDK-8041572 which is a critical issue for Netbeans.
Fix risks: low, the fix is small and easy.
9 changeset: http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk9/client/jdk/rev/4fc46640afa1
This fix must go together with JDK-8041987 as JDK-8041987 made this crash possible. JDK-8041987 port was requested by Netbeans as it makes NB completely unusable.