Obsolete/incorrect assertion in natVMClassLoader.cc?

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
Mon Apr 27 13:39:00 GMT 2009

  Testing --enable-libgcj-debug, I've been running into this assertion:

> spawn [open ...]
> libgcj failure: klass->state == JV_STATE_LOADED
>    in function defineClass, file
> /gnu/gcc/gcc/libjava/java/lang/natVMClassLoader.cc, line 99
> FAIL: ExtraClassLoader execution - source compiled test

  According to an old post on the subject:


"The assertion is wrong".  Am I right in taking it to mean that after calling
DefineClass, the class state is indeed *supposed* to be JV_STATE_READ (as it
in fact is, having just been processed by _Jv_ClassReader::parse), rather than
JV_STATE_LOADED (which the assertion tests for)?


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