asela38 asela38 - 1 month ago 18
Java Question

what is shared objects file?

When run the jvm in verbose mode it shows files are loading from shared object file as shown below

[Loaded java.lang.Object from shared objects file]
[Loaded java.io.Serializable from shared objects file]
[Loaded java.lang.Comparable from shared objects file]
[Loaded java.lang.CharSequence from shared objects file]


What is this shared objects files? I thought these are files in rt.jar and it's getting loaded from there; but rt.jar is getting opened in long way down

[Loaded java.security.BasicPermissionCollection from shared objects file]
[Opened C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\rt.jar]
[Loaded sun.misc.JavaSecurityProtectionDomainAccess from C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\rt.jar]
[Loaded java.security.ProtectionDomain$2 from C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\rt.jar]


any way after extracting the rt.jar i found it has all the classes which were loaded from shared object file.

Answer

This is Class Data Sharing. When running the Sun/Oracle Client HotSpot and sharing enable (either -Xshare:auto which is the default, or -Xshare:on), the classes.jsa file is memory mapped. This file contains a number of classes (listed in the classlist file) in internal representation suitable for the exact configuration of the machine running it. The idea is that the classes can be loaded quickly, getting the the JVM up faster. Soon enough a class not covered will be hit, and rt.jar will need to be opened and classes loaded conventionally as required.

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