Bug 13493 - extra '<clinit>' generated in object file.
Summary: extra '<clinit>' generated in object file.
Alias: None
Product: gcc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: java (show other bugs)
Version: 3.4.0
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: 4.3.0
Assignee: Not yet assigned to anyone
Keywords: missed-optimization, wrong-code
Depends on: 28067
Blocks: 1259
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Reported: 2003-12-26 13:43 UTC by Guilhem Lavaux
Modified: 2007-01-09 20:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Target: any
Known to work:
Known to fail:
Last reconfirmed: 2006-03-01 02:40:08


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Description Guilhem Lavaux 2003-12-26 13:43:46 UTC
a '<clinit>' is generated in the output file of gcc whereas it isn't present in
the class file. In that case it should not be enumerated as a declared method:
this can cause major troubles in the serialization logic of libjava which then
fails to produce a valid serialVersionUID. This seems to happen only in the
typical case of the following example:

public class C
        static class D extends C
          private static final String s = "hello";

If you try to compile this example, it will generate a static '<clinit>' method
in the inner class D, which should not happen as the class file doesn't have it.
Comment 1 Andrew Pinski 2003-12-26 16:31:42 UTC
Confirmed.  The problem is that GCJ when generating native from source does create C.D.s really 
statically, it has to do a store which causes this.  When GCC generates from class files to native or 
to class files, it produces no <clinit> at all, just like Sun's javac.
Comment 2 Tom Tromey 2003-12-29 00:31:03 UTC
It isn't clear this is actually a bug.
Here's a nice discussion of some of the problems:

Comment 3 Andrew Pinski 2004-01-01 22:40:08 UTC
Okay this is not an ABI bug but it still is a pressimize code generation, there is no need 
for <clinit>.
Comment 4 Andrew Pinski 2004-01-07 20:21:13 UTC
More than just that it can cause wrong-code, see PR 1259.
Comment 5 Tom Tromey 2007-01-09 20:46:01 UTC
All gcj front end bugs have been fixed by the gcj-eclipse branch merge.
I'm mass-closing the affected PRs.
If you believe one of these was closed in error, please reopen it
with a note explaining why.