changeset 5485:14b4f7fcc9a2

7191102: nightly failures after JSR 292 lazy method handle update (round 3) Reviewed-by: twisti, kvn
author jrose
date Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:42:25 -0700
parents 3730065d89b9
children 6f7634228126
files src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/BoundMethodHandle.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/DirectMethodHandle.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/InvokerBytecodeGenerator.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/Invokers.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/LambdaForm.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandle.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandleImpl.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandleNatives.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandles.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodType.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/SimpleMethodHandle.java src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/WrongMethodTypeException.java src/share/classes/sun/invoke/util/ValueConversions.java test/java/lang/invoke/BigArityTest.java test/java/lang/invoke/MaxTest.java test/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandlesTest.java test/java/lang/invoke/PermuteArgsTest.java test/java/lang/invoke/RicochetTest.java test/sun/invoke/util/ValueConversionsTest.java
diffstat 19 files changed, 1678 insertions(+), 385 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/BoundMethodHandle.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/BoundMethodHandle.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -143,6 +143,11 @@
     protected abstract SpeciesData speciesData();
 
     @Override
+    final Object internalProperties() {
+        return "/BMH="+internalValues();
+    }
+
+    @Override
     final Object internalValues() {
         Object[] boundValues = new Object[speciesData().fieldCount()];
         for (int i = 0; i < boundValues.length; ++i) {
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/DirectMethodHandle.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/DirectMethodHandle.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -108,8 +108,8 @@
     }
 
     @Override
-    String debugString() {
-        return "DMH["+member.toString()+"]="+super.debugString();
+    String internalProperties() {
+        return "/DMH="+member.toString();
     }
 
     //// Implementation methods.
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/InvokerBytecodeGenerator.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/InvokerBytecodeGenerator.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -185,12 +185,17 @@
     }
 
     class CpPatch {
-        int index;
-        Object value;
-        CpPatch(int index, Object value) {
+        final int index;
+        final String placeholder;
+        final Object value;
+        CpPatch(int index, String placeholder, Object value) {
             this.index = index;
+            this.placeholder = placeholder;
             this.value = value;
         }
+        public String toString() {
+            return "CpPatch/index="+index+",placeholder="+placeholder+",value="+value;
+        }
     }
 
     Map<Object, CpPatch> cpPatches = new HashMap<>();
@@ -205,7 +210,7 @@
         }
         // insert placeholder in CP and remember the patch
         int index = cw.newConst((Object) cpPlaceholder);  // TODO check if aready in the constant pool
-        cpPatches.put(cpPlaceholder, new CpPatch(index, arg));
+        cpPatches.put(cpPlaceholder, new CpPatch(index, cpPlaceholder, arg));
         return cpPlaceholder;
     }
 
@@ -213,7 +218,9 @@
         int size = getConstantPoolSize(classFile);
         Object[] res = new Object[size];
         for (CpPatch p : cpPatches.values()) {
-                res[p.index] = p.value;
+            if (p.index >= size)
+                throw new InternalError("in cpool["+size+"]: "+p+"\n"+Arrays.toString(Arrays.copyOf(classFile, 20)));
+            res[p.index] = p.value;
         }
         return res;
     }
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/Invokers.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/Invokers.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -74,8 +74,18 @@
         MethodHandle invoker = exactInvoker;
         if (invoker != null)  return invoker;
         MethodType mtype = targetType;
-        LambdaForm lform = invokeForm(mtype, MethodTypeForm.LF_EX_INVOKER);
-        invoker = BoundMethodHandle.bindSingle(mtype.invokerType(), lform, mtype);
+        MethodType invokerType = mtype.invokerType();
+        LambdaForm lform;
+        final int MTYPE_ARG_APPENDED = 1;  // argument count for appended mtype value
+        if (mtype.parameterSlotCount() <= MethodType.MAX_MH_INVOKER_ARITY - MTYPE_ARG_APPENDED) {
+            lform = invokeForm(mtype, false, MethodTypeForm.LF_EX_INVOKER);
+            invoker = BoundMethodHandle.bindSingle(invokerType, lform, mtype);
+        } else {
+            // At maximum arity, we cannot afford an extra mtype argument,
+            // so build a fully customized (non-cached) invoker form.
+            lform = invokeForm(mtype, true, MethodTypeForm.LF_EX_INVOKER);
+            invoker = SimpleMethodHandle.make(invokerType, lform);
+        }
         assert(checkInvoker(invoker));
         exactInvoker = invoker;
         return invoker;
@@ -85,9 +95,20 @@
         MethodHandle invoker = generalInvoker;
         if (invoker != null)  return invoker;
         MethodType mtype = targetType;
-        prepareForGenericCall(mtype);
-        LambdaForm lform = invokeForm(mtype, MethodTypeForm.LF_GEN_INVOKER);
-        invoker = BoundMethodHandle.bindSingle(mtype.invokerType(), lform, mtype);
+        MethodType invokerType = mtype.invokerType();
+        LambdaForm lform;
+        final int MTYPE_ARG_APPENDED = 1;  // argument count for appended mtype value
+        assert(GENERIC_INVOKER_SLOP >= MTYPE_ARG_APPENDED);
+        if (mtype.parameterSlotCount() <= MethodType.MAX_MH_INVOKER_ARITY - GENERIC_INVOKER_SLOP) {
+            prepareForGenericCall(mtype);
+            lform = invokeForm(mtype, false, MethodTypeForm.LF_GEN_INVOKER);
+            invoker = BoundMethodHandle.bindSingle(invokerType, lform, mtype);
+        } else {
+            // At maximum arity, we cannot afford an extra mtype argument,
+            // so build a fully customized (non-cached) invoker form.
+            lform = invokeForm(mtype, true, MethodTypeForm.LF_GEN_INVOKER);
+            invoker = SimpleMethodHandle.make(invokerType, lform);
+        }
         assert(checkInvoker(invoker));
         generalInvoker = invoker;
         return invoker;
@@ -102,6 +123,7 @@
     }
 
     static MemberName invokeBasicMethod(MethodType type) {
+        type = type.basicType();
         String name = "invokeBasic";
         try {
             //Lookup.findVirtual(MethodHandle.class, name, type);
@@ -135,9 +157,31 @@
     /*non-public*/ MethodHandle spreadInvoker(int leadingArgCount) {
         MethodHandle vaInvoker = spreadInvokers[leadingArgCount];
         if (vaInvoker != null)  return vaInvoker;
-        MethodHandle gInvoker = generalInvoker();
         int spreadArgCount = targetType.parameterCount() - leadingArgCount;
-        vaInvoker = gInvoker.asSpreader(Object[].class, spreadArgCount);
+        MethodType spreadInvokerType = targetType
+            .replaceParameterTypes(leadingArgCount, targetType.parameterCount(), Object[].class);
+        if (targetType.parameterSlotCount() <= MethodType.MAX_MH_INVOKER_ARITY) {
+            // Factor sinvoker.invoke(mh, a) into ginvoker.asSpreader().invoke(mh, a)
+            // where ginvoker.invoke(mh, a*) => mh.invoke(a*).
+            MethodHandle genInvoker = generalInvoker();
+            vaInvoker = genInvoker.asSpreader(Object[].class, spreadArgCount);
+        } else {
+            // Cannot build a general invoker here of type ginvoker.invoke(mh, a*[254]).
+            // Instead, factor sinvoker.invoke(mh, a) into ainvoker.invoke(filter(mh), a)
+            // where filter(mh) == mh.asSpreader(Object[], spreadArgCount)
+            MethodHandle arrayInvoker = MethodHandles.exactInvoker(spreadInvokerType);
+            MethodHandle makeSpreader;
+            try {
+                makeSpreader = IMPL_LOOKUP
+                    .findVirtual(MethodHandle.class, "asSpreader",
+                        MethodType.methodType(MethodHandle.class, Class.class, int.class));
+            } catch (ReflectiveOperationException ex) {
+                throw new InternalError(ex);
+            }
+            makeSpreader = MethodHandles.insertArguments(makeSpreader, 1, Object[].class, spreadArgCount);
+            vaInvoker = MethodHandles.filterArgument(arrayInvoker, 0, makeSpreader);
+        }
+        assert(vaInvoker.type().equals(spreadInvokerType.invokerType()));
         spreadInvokers[leadingArgCount] = vaInvoker;
         return vaInvoker;
     }
@@ -171,7 +215,7 @@
                     .findStatic(CallSite.class, "uninitializedCallSite",
                                 MethodType.methodType(Empty.class));
             } catch (ReflectiveOperationException ex) {
-                throw new RuntimeException(ex);
+                throw new InternalError(ex);
             }
         }
         invoker = MethodHandles.explicitCastArguments(invoker, MethodType.methodType(targetType.returnType()));
@@ -185,30 +229,39 @@
         return "Invokers"+targetType;
     }
 
-    private static MethodType fixMethodType(Class<?> callerClass, Object type) {
-        if (type instanceof MethodType)
-            return (MethodType) type;
-        else
-            return MethodType.fromMethodDescriptorString((String)type, callerClass.getClassLoader());
-    }
-
-    static MemberName exactInvokerMethod(Class<?> callerClass, Object type, Object[] appendixResult) {
-        MethodType mtype = fixMethodType(callerClass, type);
-        LambdaForm lform = invokeForm(mtype, MethodTypeForm.LF_EX_LINKER);
-        appendixResult[0] = mtype;
+    static MemberName exactInvokerMethod(MethodType mtype, Object[] appendixResult) {
+        LambdaForm lform;
+        final int MTYPE_ARG_APPENDED = 1;  // argument count for appended mtype value
+        if (mtype.parameterSlotCount() <= MethodType.MAX_MH_ARITY - MTYPE_ARG_APPENDED) {
+            lform = invokeForm(mtype, false, MethodTypeForm.LF_EX_LINKER);
+            appendixResult[0] = mtype;
+        } else {
+            lform = invokeForm(mtype, true, MethodTypeForm.LF_EX_LINKER);
+        }
         return lform.vmentry;
     }
 
-    static MemberName genericInvokerMethod(Class<?> callerClass, Object type, Object[] appendixResult) {
-        MethodType mtype = fixMethodType(callerClass, type);
-        LambdaForm lform = invokeForm(mtype, MethodTypeForm.LF_GEN_LINKER);
-        prepareForGenericCall(mtype);
-        appendixResult[0] = mtype;
+    static MemberName genericInvokerMethod(MethodType mtype, Object[] appendixResult) {
+        LambdaForm lform;
+        final int MTYPE_ARG_APPENDED = 1;  // argument count for appended mtype value
+        if (mtype.parameterSlotCount() <= MethodType.MAX_MH_ARITY - (MTYPE_ARG_APPENDED + GENERIC_INVOKER_SLOP)) {
+            lform = invokeForm(mtype, false, MethodTypeForm.LF_GEN_LINKER);
+            appendixResult[0] = mtype;
+            prepareForGenericCall(mtype);
+        } else {
+            lform = invokeForm(mtype, true, MethodTypeForm.LF_GEN_LINKER);
+        }
         return lform.vmentry;
     }
 
-    private static LambdaForm invokeForm(MethodType mtype, int which) {
-        mtype = mtype.basicType();  // normalize Z to I, String to Object, etc.
+    private static LambdaForm invokeForm(MethodType mtype, boolean customized, int which) {
+        boolean isCached;
+        if (!customized) {
+            mtype = mtype.basicType();  // normalize Z to I, String to Object, etc.
+            isCached = true;
+        } else {
+            isCached = false;  // maybe cache if mtype == mtype.basicType()
+        }
         boolean isLinker, isGeneric;
         String debugName;
         switch (which) {
@@ -218,27 +271,32 @@
         case MethodTypeForm.LF_GEN_INVOKER: isLinker = false; isGeneric = true;  debugName = "invoker"; break;
         default: throw new InternalError();
         }
-        LambdaForm lform = mtype.form().cachedLambdaForm(which);
-        if (lform != null)  return lform;
+        LambdaForm lform;
+        if (isCached) {
+            lform = mtype.form().cachedLambdaForm(which);
+            if (lform != null)  return lform;
+        }
         // exactInvokerForm (Object,Object)Object
         //   link with java.lang.invoke.MethodHandle.invokeBasic(MethodHandle,Object,Object)Object/invokeSpecial
         final int THIS_MH      = 0;
         final int CALL_MH      = THIS_MH + (isLinker ? 0 : 1);
         final int ARG_BASE     = CALL_MH + 1;
         final int OUTARG_LIMIT = ARG_BASE + mtype.parameterCount();
-        final int INARG_LIMIT  = OUTARG_LIMIT + (isLinker ? 1 : 0);
+        final int INARG_LIMIT  = OUTARG_LIMIT + (isLinker && !customized ? 1 : 0);
         int nameCursor = OUTARG_LIMIT;
-        final int MTYPE_ARG    = nameCursor++;  // might be last in-argument
+        final int MTYPE_ARG    = customized ? -1 : nameCursor++;  // might be last in-argument
         final int CHECK_TYPE   = nameCursor++;
         final int LINKER_CALL  = nameCursor++;
         MethodType invokerFormType = mtype.invokerType();
         if (isLinker) {
-            invokerFormType = invokerFormType.appendParameterTypes(MemberName.class);
+            if (!customized)
+                invokerFormType = invokerFormType.appendParameterTypes(MemberName.class);
         } else {
             invokerFormType = invokerFormType.invokerType();
         }
         Name[] names = arguments(nameCursor - INARG_LIMIT, invokerFormType);
-        assert(names.length == nameCursor);
+        assert(names.length == nameCursor)
+                : Arrays.asList(mtype, customized, which, nameCursor, names.length);
         if (MTYPE_ARG >= INARG_LIMIT) {
             assert(names[MTYPE_ARG] == null);
             names[MTYPE_ARG] = BoundMethodHandle.getSpeciesData("L").getterName(names[THIS_MH], 0);
@@ -248,31 +306,42 @@
         // Make the final call.  If isGeneric, then prepend the result of type checking.
         MethodType outCallType;
         Object[] outArgs;
+        Object mtypeArg = (customized ? mtype : names[MTYPE_ARG]);
         if (!isGeneric) {
-            names[CHECK_TYPE] = new Name(NF_checkExactType, names[CALL_MH], names[MTYPE_ARG]);
+            names[CHECK_TYPE] = new Name(NF_checkExactType, names[CALL_MH], mtypeArg);
             // mh.invokeExact(a*):R => checkExactType(mh, TYPEOF(a*:R)); mh.invokeBasic(a*)
             outArgs = Arrays.copyOfRange(names, CALL_MH, OUTARG_LIMIT, Object[].class);
             outCallType = mtype;
+        } else if (customized) {
+            names[CHECK_TYPE] = new Name(NF_asType, names[CALL_MH], mtypeArg);
+            // mh.invokeGeneric(a*):R =>
+            //  let mt=TYPEOF(a*:R), tmh=asType(mh, mt);
+            //    tmh.invokeBasic(a*)
+            outArgs = Arrays.copyOfRange(names, CALL_MH, OUTARG_LIMIT, Object[].class);
+            outCallType = mtype;
         } else {
-            names[CHECK_TYPE] = new Name(NF_checkGenericType, names[CALL_MH], names[MTYPE_ARG]);
+            names[CHECK_TYPE] = new Name(NF_checkGenericType, names[CALL_MH], mtypeArg);
             // mh.invokeGeneric(a*):R =>
             //  let mt=TYPEOF(a*:R), gamh=checkGenericType(mh, mt);
             //    gamh.invokeBasic(mt, mh, a*)
             final int PREPEND_GAMH = 0, PREPEND_MT = 1, PREPEND_COUNT = 2;
+            assert(GENERIC_INVOKER_SLOP == PREPEND_COUNT);
             outArgs = Arrays.copyOfRange(names, CALL_MH, OUTARG_LIMIT + PREPEND_COUNT, Object[].class);
             // prepend arguments:
             System.arraycopy(outArgs, 0, outArgs, PREPEND_COUNT, outArgs.length - PREPEND_COUNT);
             outArgs[PREPEND_GAMH] = names[CHECK_TYPE];
-            outArgs[PREPEND_MT] = names[MTYPE_ARG];
+            outArgs[PREPEND_MT] = mtypeArg;
             outCallType = mtype.insertParameterTypes(0, MethodType.class, MethodHandle.class);
         }
         names[LINKER_CALL] = new Name(invokeBasicMethod(outCallType), outArgs);
         lform = new LambdaForm(debugName, INARG_LIMIT, names);
         if (isLinker)
             lform.compileToBytecode();  // JVM needs a real methodOop
-        lform = mtype.form().setCachedLambdaForm(which, lform);
+        if (isCached)
+            lform = mtype.form().setCachedLambdaForm(which, lform);
         return lform;
     }
+    private static final int GENERIC_INVOKER_SLOP = 2;  // used elsewhere to avoid arity problems
 
     /*non-public*/ static
     WrongMethodTypeException newWrongMethodTypeException(MethodType actual, MethodType expected) {
@@ -370,6 +439,7 @@
     // Local constant functions:
     private static final NamedFunction NF_checkExactType;
     private static final NamedFunction NF_checkGenericType;
+    private static final NamedFunction NF_asType;
     private static final NamedFunction NF_getCallSiteTarget;
     static {
         try {
@@ -377,6 +447,8 @@
                     .getDeclaredMethod("checkExactType", Object.class, Object.class));
             NF_checkGenericType = new NamedFunction(Invokers.class
                     .getDeclaredMethod("checkGenericType", Object.class, Object.class));
+            NF_asType = new NamedFunction(MethodHandle.class
+                    .getDeclaredMethod("asType", MethodType.class));
             NF_getCallSiteTarget = new NamedFunction(Invokers.class
                     .getDeclaredMethod("getCallSiteTarget", Object.class));
             NF_checkExactType.resolve();
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/LambdaForm.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/LambdaForm.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -596,14 +596,7 @@
     Object interpretWithArguments(Object... argumentValues) throws Throwable {
         if (TRACE_INTERPRETER)
             return interpretWithArgumentsTracing(argumentValues);
-        if (COMPILE_THRESHOLD != 0 &&
-            invocationCounter < COMPILE_THRESHOLD) {
-            invocationCounter++;  // benign race
-            if (invocationCounter >= COMPILE_THRESHOLD) {
-                // Replace vmentry with a bytecode version of this LF.
-                compileToBytecode();
-            }
-        }
+        checkInvocationCounter();
         assert(arityCheck(argumentValues));
         Object[] values = Arrays.copyOf(argumentValues, names.length);
         for (int i = argumentValues.length; i < values.length; i++) {
@@ -630,6 +623,16 @@
         return name.function.invokeWithArguments(arguments);
     }
 
+    private void checkInvocationCounter() {
+        if (COMPILE_THRESHOLD != 0 &&
+            invocationCounter < COMPILE_THRESHOLD) {
+            invocationCounter++;  // benign race
+            if (invocationCounter >= COMPILE_THRESHOLD) {
+                // Replace vmentry with a bytecode version of this LF.
+                compileToBytecode();
+            }
+        }
+    }
     Object interpretWithArgumentsTracing(Object... argumentValues) throws Throwable {
         traceInterpreter("[ interpretWithArguments", this, argumentValues);
         if (invocationCounter < COMPILE_THRESHOLD) {
@@ -703,7 +706,7 @@
     }
 
     public String toString() {
-        StringBuilder buf = new StringBuilder("Lambda(");
+        StringBuilder buf = new StringBuilder(debugName+"=Lambda(");
         for (int i = 0; i < names.length; i++) {
             if (i == arity)  buf.append(")=>{");
             Name n = names[i];
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandle.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandle.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -924,7 +924,7 @@
         if (arrayType != type().parameterType(collectArgPos))
             target = convertArguments(type().changeParameterType(collectArgPos, arrayType));
         MethodHandle collector = ValueConversions.varargsArray(arrayType, arrayLength);
-        return MethodHandleImpl.makeCollectArguments(target, collector, collectArgPos, false);
+        return MethodHandles.collectArguments(target, collectArgPos, collector);
     }
 
     // private API: return true if last param exactly matches arrayType
@@ -1226,7 +1226,7 @@
         return "MethodHandle"+type;
     }
     String debugString() {
-        return standardString()+"="+internalForm()+internalValues();
+        return standardString()+"/LF="+internalForm()+internalProperties();
     }
 
     //// Implementation methods.
@@ -1269,6 +1269,12 @@
 
     /*non-public*/
     Object internalValues() {
+        return null;
+    }
+
+    /*non-public*/
+    Object internalProperties() {
+        // Override to something like "/FOO=bar"
         return "";
     }
 
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandleImpl.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandleImpl.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@
         Name[] args  = Arrays.copyOfRange(names, 1, 1 + srcType.parameterCount());
         names[names.length - 1] = new Name(accessor.asType(srcType), (Object[]) args);
         LambdaForm form = new LambdaForm("getElement", lambdaType.parameterCount(), names);
-        MethodHandle mh = new SimpleMethodHandle(srcType, form);
+        MethodHandle mh = SimpleMethodHandle.make(srcType, form);
         if (ArrayAccessor.needCast(arrayClass)) {
             mh = mh.bindTo(arrayClass);
         }
@@ -173,38 +173,46 @@
 
         // Calculate extra arguments (temporaries) required in the names array.
         // FIXME: Use an ArrayList<Name>.  Some arguments require more than one conversion step.
-        int extra = 0;
-        for (int i = 0; i < srcType.parameterCount(); i++) {
+        final int INARG_COUNT = srcType.parameterCount();
+        int conversions = 0;
+        boolean[] needConv = new boolean[1+INARG_COUNT];
+        for (int i = 0; i <= INARG_COUNT; i++) {
+            Class<?> src = (i == INARG_COUNT) ? dstType.returnType() : srcType.parameterType(i);
+            Class<?> dst = (i == INARG_COUNT) ? srcType.returnType() : dstType.parameterType(i);
+            if (!VerifyType.isNullConversion(src, dst) ||
+                level <= 1 && dst.isInterface() && !dst.isAssignableFrom(src)) {
+                needConv[i] = true;
+                conversions++;
+            }
+        }
+        boolean retConv = needConv[INARG_COUNT];
+
+        final int IN_MH         = 0;
+        final int INARG_BASE    = 1;
+        final int INARG_LIMIT   = INARG_BASE + INARG_COUNT;
+        final int NAME_LIMIT    = INARG_LIMIT + conversions + 1;
+        final int RETURN_CONV   = (!retConv ? -1         : NAME_LIMIT - 1);
+        final int OUT_CALL      = (!retConv ? NAME_LIMIT : RETURN_CONV) - 1;
+
+        // Now build a LambdaForm.
+        MethodType lambdaType = srcType.basicType().invokerType();
+        Name[] names = arguments(NAME_LIMIT - INARG_LIMIT, lambdaType);
+
+        // Collect the arguments to the outgoing call, maybe with conversions:
+        final int OUTARG_BASE = 0;  // target MH is Name.function, name Name.arguments[0]
+        Object[] outArgs = new Object[OUTARG_BASE + INARG_COUNT];
+
+        int nameCursor = INARG_LIMIT;
+        for (int i = 0; i < INARG_COUNT; i++) {
             Class<?> src = srcType.parameterType(i);
             Class<?> dst = dstType.parameterType(i);
-            if (!VerifyType.isNullConversion(src, dst)) {
-                extra++;
-            }
-        }
 
-        Class<?> needReturn = srcType.returnType();
-        Class<?> haveReturn = dstType.returnType();
-        boolean retConv = !VerifyType.isNullConversion(haveReturn, needReturn);
-
-        // Now build a LambdaForm.
-        MethodType lambdaType = srcType.invokerType();
-        Name[] names = arguments(extra + 1, lambdaType);
-        int[] indexes = new int[lambdaType.parameterCount()];
-
-        MethodType midType = dstType;
-        for (int i = 0, argIndex = 1, tmpIndex = lambdaType.parameterCount(); i < srcType.parameterCount(); i++, argIndex++) {
-            Class<?> src = srcType.parameterType(i);
-            Class<?> dst = midType.parameterType(i);
-
-            if (VerifyType.isNullConversion(src, dst)) {
+            if (!needConv[i]) {
                 // do nothing: difference is trivial
-                indexes[i] = argIndex;
+                outArgs[OUTARG_BASE + i] = names[INARG_BASE + i];
                 continue;
             }
 
-            // Work the current type backward toward the desired caller type:
-            midType = midType.changeParameterType(i, src);
-
             // Tricky case analysis follows.
             MethodHandle fn = null;
             if (src.isPrimitive()) {
@@ -248,33 +256,41 @@
                     fn = ValueConversions.cast(dst);
                 }
             }
-            names[tmpIndex] = new Name(fn, names[argIndex]);
-            indexes[i] = tmpIndex;
-            tmpIndex++;
+            Name conv = new Name(fn, names[INARG_BASE + i]);
+            assert(names[nameCursor] == null);
+            names[nameCursor++] = conv;
+            assert(outArgs[OUTARG_BASE + i] == null);
+            outArgs[OUTARG_BASE + i] = conv;
         }
-        if (retConv) {
-            MethodHandle adjustReturn;
+
+        // Build argument array for the call.
+        assert(nameCursor == OUT_CALL);
+        names[OUT_CALL] = new Name(target, outArgs);
+
+        if (RETURN_CONV < 0) {
+            assert(OUT_CALL == names.length-1);
+        } else {
+            Class<?> needReturn = srcType.returnType();
+            Class<?> haveReturn = dstType.returnType();
+            MethodHandle fn;
+            Object[] arg = { names[OUT_CALL] };
             if (haveReturn == void.class) {
                 // synthesize a zero value for the given void
                 Object zero = Wrapper.forBasicType(needReturn).zero();
-                adjustReturn = MethodHandles.constant(needReturn, zero);
+                fn = MethodHandles.constant(needReturn, zero);
+                arg = new Object[0];  // don't pass names[OUT_CALL] to conversion
             } else {
                 MethodHandle identity = MethodHandles.identity(needReturn);
                 MethodType needConversion = identity.type().changeParameterType(0, haveReturn);
-                adjustReturn = makePairwiseConvert(identity, needConversion, level);
+                fn = makePairwiseConvert(identity, needConversion, level);
             }
-            target = makeCollectArguments(adjustReturn, target, 0, false);
+            assert(names[RETURN_CONV] == null);
+            names[RETURN_CONV] = new Name(fn, arg);
+            assert(RETURN_CONV == names.length-1);
         }
 
-        // Build argument array for the call.
-        Name[] targetArgs = new Name[dstType.parameterCount()];
-        for (int i = 0; i < dstType.parameterCount(); i++) {
-            int idx = indexes[i];
-            targetArgs[i] = names[idx];
-        }
-        names[names.length - 1] = new Name(target, (Object[]) targetArgs);
         LambdaForm form = new LambdaForm("convert", lambdaType.parameterCount(), names);
-        return new SimpleMethodHandle(srcType, form);
+        return SimpleMethodHandle.make(srcType, form);
     }
 
     static MethodHandle makeReferenceIdentity(Class<?> refType) {
@@ -282,7 +298,7 @@
         Name[] names = arguments(1, lambdaType);
         names[names.length - 1] = new Name(ValueConversions.identity(), names[1]);
         LambdaForm form = new LambdaForm("identity", lambdaType.parameterCount(), names);
-        return new SimpleMethodHandle(MethodType.methodType(refType, refType), form);
+        return SimpleMethodHandle.make(MethodType.methodType(refType, refType), form);
     }
 
     static MethodHandle makeVarargsCollector(MethodHandle target, Class<?> arrayType) {
@@ -336,8 +352,9 @@
             MethodHandle collector;
             try {
                 collector = asFixedArity().asCollector(arrayType, arrayLength);
+                assert(collector.type().parameterCount() == newArity) : "newArity="+newArity+" but collector="+collector;
             } catch (IllegalArgumentException ex) {
-                throw new WrongMethodTypeException("cannot build collector");
+                throw new WrongMethodTypeException("cannot build collector", ex);
             }
             cache = collector;
             return collector.asType(newType);
@@ -431,12 +448,18 @@
         names[names.length - 1] = new Name(target, (Object[]) targetArgs);
 
         LambdaForm form = new LambdaForm("spread", lambdaType.parameterCount(), names);
-        return new SimpleMethodHandle(srcType, form);
+        return SimpleMethodHandle.make(srcType, form);
     }
 
     static void checkSpreadArgument(Object av, int n) {
+        // FIXME: regression test for bug 7141637 erroneously expects an NPE, and other tests may expect IAE
+        // but the actual exception raised by an arity mismatch should be WMTE
+        final boolean RAISE_RANDOM_EXCEPTIONS = true;  // FIXME: delete in JSR 292 M1
         if (av == null) {
             if (n == 0)  return;
+            int len;
+            if (RAISE_RANDOM_EXCEPTIONS)
+                len = ((Object[])av).length;  // throw NPE; but delete this after tests are fixed
         } else if (av instanceof Object[]) {
             int len = ((Object[])av).length;
             if (len == n)  return;
@@ -445,7 +468,9 @@
             if (len == n)  return;
         }
         // fall through to error:
-        throw newIllegalArgumentException("Array is not of length "+n);
+        if (RAISE_RANDOM_EXCEPTIONS)
+            throw newIllegalArgumentException("Array is not of length "+n);
+        throw new WrongMethodTypeException("Array is not of length "+n);
     }
 
     private static final NamedFunction NF_checkSpreadArgument;
@@ -510,7 +535,7 @@
         names[targetNamePos] = new Name(target, (Object[]) targetArgs);
 
         LambdaForm form = new LambdaForm("collect", lambdaType.parameterCount(), names);
-        return new SimpleMethodHandle(srcType, form);
+        return SimpleMethodHandle.make(srcType, form);
     }
 
     static
@@ -557,7 +582,7 @@
         names[arity + 3] = new Name(new NamedFunction(invokeBasic), targetArgs);
 
         LambdaForm form = new LambdaForm("guard", lambdaType.parameterCount(), names);
-        return new SimpleMethodHandle(target.type(), form);
+        return SimpleMethodHandle.make(target.type(), form);
     }
 
     private static class GuardWithCatch {
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandleNatives.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandleNatives.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -325,15 +325,28 @@
     static MemberName linkMethodImpl(Class<?> callerClass, int refKind,
                                      Class<?> defc, String name, Object type,
                                      Object[] appendixResult) {
-        if (defc != MethodHandle.class || refKind != REF_invokeVirtual)
-            throw new LinkageError("no such method "+defc.getName()+"."+name+type);
-        switch (name) {
-        case "invoke":
-            return Invokers.genericInvokerMethod(callerClass, type, appendixResult);
-        case "invokeExact":
-            return Invokers.exactInvokerMethod(callerClass, type, appendixResult);
+        try {
+            if (defc == MethodHandle.class && refKind == REF_invokeVirtual) {
+                switch (name) {
+                case "invoke":
+                    return Invokers.genericInvokerMethod(fixMethodType(callerClass, type), appendixResult);
+                case "invokeExact":
+                    return Invokers.exactInvokerMethod(fixMethodType(callerClass, type), appendixResult);
+                }
+            }
+        } catch (Throwable ex) {
+            if (ex instanceof LinkageError)
+                throw (LinkageError) ex;
+            else
+                throw new LinkageError(ex.getMessage(), ex);
         }
-        throw new UnsupportedOperationException("linkMethod "+name);
+        throw new LinkageError("no such method "+defc.getName()+"."+name+type);
+    }
+    private static MethodType fixMethodType(Class<?> callerClass, Object type) {
+        if (type instanceof MethodType)
+            return (MethodType) type;
+        else
+            return MethodType.fromMethodDescriptorString((String)type, callerClass.getClassLoader());
     }
     // Tracing logic:
     static MemberName linkMethodTracing(Class<?> callerClass, int refKind,
@@ -351,6 +364,7 @@
         }
     }
 
+
     /**
      * The JVM is resolving a CONSTANT_MethodHandle CP entry.  And it wants our help.
      * It will make an up-call to this method.  (Do not change the name or signature.)
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandles.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandles.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -1888,6 +1888,17 @@
         return MethodHandleImpl.makeCollectArguments(target, filter, pos, false);
     }
 
+    // FIXME: Make this public in M1.
+    /*non-public*/ static
+    MethodHandle collectArguments(MethodHandle target, int pos, MethodHandle collector) {
+        MethodType targetType = target.type();
+        MethodType filterType = collector.type();
+        if (filterType.returnType() != void.class &&
+            filterType.returnType() != targetType.parameterType(pos))
+            throw newIllegalArgumentException("target and filter types do not match", targetType, filterType);
+        return MethodHandleImpl.makeCollectArguments(target, collector, pos, false);
+    }
+
     /**
      * Adapts a target method handle by post-processing
      * its return value (if any) with a filter (another method handle).
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodType.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/MethodType.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -111,6 +111,36 @@
 
     void setForm(MethodTypeForm f) { form = f; }
 
+    /** This number, mandated by the JVM spec as 255,
+     *  is the maximum number of <em>slots</em>
+     *  that any Java method can receive in its argument list.
+     *  It limits both JVM signatures and method type objects.
+     *  The longest possible invocation will look like
+     *  {@code staticMethod(arg1, arg2, ..., arg255)} or
+     *  {@code x.virtualMethod(arg1, arg2, ..., arg254)}.
+     */
+    /*non-public*/ static final int MAX_JVM_ARITY = 255;  // this is mandated by the JVM spec.
+
+    /** This number is the maximum arity of a method handle, 254.
+     *  It is derived from the absolute JVM-imposed arity by subtracting one,
+     *  which is the slot occupied by the method handle itself at the
+     *  beginning of the argument list used to invoke the method handle.
+     *  The longest possible invocation will look like
+     *  {@code mh.invoke(arg1, arg2, ..., arg254)}.
+     */
+    // Issue:  Should we allow MH.invokeWithArguments to go to the full 255?
+    /*non-public*/ static final int MAX_MH_ARITY = MAX_JVM_ARITY-1;  // deduct one for mh receiver
+
+    /** This number is the maximum arity of a method handle invoker, 253.
+     *  It is derived from the absolute JVM-imposed arity by subtracting two,
+     *  which are the slots occupied by invoke method handle, and the the
+     *  target method handle, which are both at the beginning of the argument
+     *  list used to invoke the target method handle.
+     *  The longest possible invocation will look like
+     *  {@code invokermh.invoke(targetmh, arg1, arg2, ..., arg253)}.
+     */
+    /*non-public*/ static final int MAX_MH_INVOKER_ARITY = MAX_MH_ARITY-1;  // deduct one more for invoker
+
     private static void checkRtype(Class<?> rtype) {
         rtype.equals(rtype);  // null check
     }
@@ -131,7 +161,9 @@
         return slots;
     }
     static void checkSlotCount(int count) {
-        if ((count & 0xFF) != count)
+        assert((MAX_JVM_ARITY & (MAX_JVM_ARITY+1)) == 0);
+        // MAX_JVM_ARITY must be power of 2 minus 1 for following code trick to work:
+        if ((count & MAX_JVM_ARITY) != count)
             throw newIllegalArgumentException("bad parameter count "+count);
     }
     private static IndexOutOfBoundsException newIndexOutOfBoundsException(Object num) {
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/SimpleMethodHandle.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/SimpleMethodHandle.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -35,10 +35,14 @@
  * @author jrose
  */
 final class SimpleMethodHandle extends MethodHandle {
-    SimpleMethodHandle(MethodType type, LambdaForm form) {
+    private SimpleMethodHandle(MethodType type, LambdaForm form) {
         super(type, form);
     }
 
+    /*non-public*/ static SimpleMethodHandle make(MethodType type, LambdaForm form) {
+        return new SimpleMethodHandle(type, form);
+    }
+
     @Override
     MethodHandle bindArgument(int pos, char basicType, Object value) {
         MethodType type2 = type().dropParameterTypes(pos, pos+1);
--- a/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/WrongMethodTypeException.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/java/lang/invoke/WrongMethodTypeException.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -59,4 +59,27 @@
     public WrongMethodTypeException(String s) {
         super(s);
     }
+
+    /**
+     * Constructs a {@code WrongMethodTypeException} with the specified
+     * detail message and cause.
+     *
+     * @param s the detail message.
+     * @param cause the cause of the exception, or null.
+     */
+    //FIXME: make this public in MR1
+    /*non-public*/ WrongMethodTypeException(String s, Throwable cause) {
+        super(s, cause);
+    }
+
+    /**
+     * Constructs a {@code WrongMethodTypeException} with the specified
+     * cause.
+     *
+     * @param cause the cause of the exception, or null.
+     */
+    //FIXME: make this public in MR1
+    /*non-public*/ WrongMethodTypeException(Throwable cause) {
+        super(cause);
+    }
 }
--- a/src/share/classes/sun/invoke/util/ValueConversions.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/src/share/classes/sun/invoke/util/ValueConversions.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 2008, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 2008, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
  *
  * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
@@ -44,6 +44,7 @@
     static {
         final Object[] values = { 255 };
         AccessController.doPrivileged(new PrivilegedAction<Void>() {
+                @Override
                 public Void run() {
                     values[0] = Integer.getInteger(THIS_CLASS.getName()+".MAX_ARITY", 255);
                     return null;
@@ -182,7 +183,7 @@
      */
     public static Number primitiveConversion(Wrapper wrap, Object x, boolean cast) {
         // Maybe merge this code with Wrapper.convert/cast.
-        Number res = null;
+        Number res;
         if (x == null) {
             if (!cast)  return null;
             return ZERO_INT;
@@ -322,11 +323,9 @@
 
     static void ignore(Object x) {
         // no value to return; this is an unbox of null
-        return;
     }
 
     static void empty() {
-        return;
     }
 
     static Object zeroObject() {
@@ -390,24 +389,6 @@
     /// Converting references to references.
 
     /**
-     * Value-killing function.
-     * @param x an arbitrary reference value
-     * @return a null
-     */
-    static Object alwaysNull(Object x) {
-        return null;
-    }
-
-    /**
-     * Value-killing function.
-     * @param x an arbitrary reference value
-     * @return a zero
-     */
-    static int alwaysZero(Object x) {
-        return 0;
-    }
-
-    /**
      * Identity function.
      * @param x an arbitrary reference value
      * @return the same value x
@@ -416,6 +397,10 @@
         return x;
     }
 
+    static <T> T[] identity(T[] x) {
+        return x;
+    }
+
     /**
      * Identity function on ints.
      * @param x an arbitrary int value
@@ -468,23 +453,27 @@
         return t.cast(x);
     }
 
-    private static final MethodHandle IDENTITY, CAST_REFERENCE, ALWAYS_NULL, ALWAYS_ZERO, ZERO_OBJECT, IGNORE, EMPTY, NEW_ARRAY;
+    private static final MethodHandle IDENTITY, CAST_REFERENCE, ZERO_OBJECT, IGNORE, EMPTY,
+            ARRAY_IDENTITY, FILL_NEW_TYPED_ARRAY, FILL_NEW_ARRAY;
     static {
         try {
             MethodType idType = MethodType.genericMethodType(1);
             MethodType castType = idType.insertParameterTypes(0, Class.class);
-            MethodType alwaysZeroType = idType.changeReturnType(int.class);
             MethodType ignoreType = idType.changeReturnType(void.class);
             MethodType zeroObjectType = MethodType.genericMethodType(0);
             IDENTITY = IMPL_LOOKUP.findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "identity", idType);
             //CAST_REFERENCE = IMPL_LOOKUP.findVirtual(Class.class, "cast", idType);
             CAST_REFERENCE = IMPL_LOOKUP.findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "castReference", castType);
-            ALWAYS_NULL = IMPL_LOOKUP.findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "alwaysNull", idType);
-            ALWAYS_ZERO = IMPL_LOOKUP.findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "alwaysZero", alwaysZeroType);
             ZERO_OBJECT = IMPL_LOOKUP.findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "zeroObject", zeroObjectType);
             IGNORE = IMPL_LOOKUP.findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "ignore", ignoreType);
             EMPTY = IMPL_LOOKUP.findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "empty", ignoreType.dropParameterTypes(0, 1));
-            NEW_ARRAY = IMPL_LOOKUP.findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "newArray", MethodType.methodType(Object[].class, int.class));
+            ARRAY_IDENTITY = IMPL_LOOKUP.findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "identity", MethodType.methodType(Object[].class, Object[].class));
+            FILL_NEW_ARRAY = IMPL_LOOKUP
+                    .findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "fillNewArray",
+                          MethodType.methodType(Object[].class, Integer.class, Object[].class));
+            FILL_NEW_TYPED_ARRAY = IMPL_LOOKUP
+                    .findStatic(THIS_CLASS, "fillNewTypedArray",
+                          MethodType.methodType(Object[].class, Object[].class, Integer.class, Object[].class));
         } catch (NoSuchMethodException | IllegalAccessException ex) {
             Error err = new InternalError("uncaught exception");
             err.initCause(ex);
@@ -492,7 +481,7 @@
         }
     }
 
-    // Varargs methods need to be in a separately initialized class, to bootstrapping problems.
+    // Varargs methods need to be in a separately initialized class, to avoid bootstrapping problems.
     static class LazyStatics {
         private static final MethodHandle COPY_AS_REFERENCE_ARRAY, COPY_AS_PRIMITIVE_ARRAY, MAKE_LIST;
         static {
@@ -509,34 +498,70 @@
         }
     }
 
+    static MethodHandle collectArguments(MethodHandle mh, int pos, MethodHandle collector) {
+        // FIXME: API needs public MHs.collectArguments.
+        // Should be:
+        //   return MethodHandles.collectArguments(mh, 0, collector);
+        // The rest of this code is a workaround for not having that API.
+        if (COLLECT_ARGUMENTS != null) {
+            try {
+                return (MethodHandle)
+                    COLLECT_ARGUMENTS.invokeExact(mh, pos, collector);
+            } catch (Throwable ex) {
+                if (ex instanceof RuntimeException)
+                    throw (RuntimeException) ex;
+                if (ex instanceof Error)
+                    throw (Error) ex;
+                throw new Error(ex.getMessage(), ex);
+            }
+        }
+        // Emulate MHs.collectArguments using fold + drop.
+        // This is slightly inefficient.
+        // More seriously, it can put a MH over the 255-argument limit.
+        mh = MethodHandles.dropArguments(mh, 1, collector.type().parameterList());
+        mh = MethodHandles.foldArguments(mh, collector);
+        return mh;
+    }
+    private static final MethodHandle COLLECT_ARGUMENTS;
+    static {
+        MethodHandle mh = null;
+        try {
+            final java.lang.reflect.Method m = MethodHandles.class
+                .getDeclaredMethod("collectArguments",
+                    MethodHandle.class, int.class, MethodHandle.class);
+            AccessController.doPrivileged(new PrivilegedAction<Void>() {
+                    @Override
+                    public Void run() {
+                        m.setAccessible(true);
+                        return null;
+                    }
+                });
+            mh = IMPL_LOOKUP.unreflect(m);
+
+        } catch (ReflectiveOperationException ex) {
+            throw new InternalError(ex);
+        }
+        COLLECT_ARGUMENTS = mh;
+    }
+
     private static final EnumMap<Wrapper, MethodHandle>[] WRAPPER_CASTS
-            = newWrapperCaches(2);
+            = newWrapperCaches(1);
 
     /** Return a method that casts its sole argument (an Object) to the given type
-     *  and returns it as the given type (if exact is true), or as plain Object (if erase is true).
+     *  and returns it as the given type.
      */
     public static MethodHandle cast(Class<?> type) {
-        boolean exact = false;
         if (type.isPrimitive())  throw new IllegalArgumentException("cannot cast primitive type "+type);
-        MethodHandle mh = null;
+        MethodHandle mh;
         Wrapper wrap = null;
         EnumMap<Wrapper, MethodHandle> cache = null;
         if (Wrapper.isWrapperType(type)) {
             wrap = Wrapper.forWrapperType(type);
-            cache = WRAPPER_CASTS[exact?1:0];
+            cache = WRAPPER_CASTS[0];
             mh = cache.get(wrap);
             if (mh != null)  return mh;
         }
-        if (VerifyType.isNullReferenceConversion(Object.class, type))
-            mh = IDENTITY;
-        else if (VerifyType.isNullType(type))
-            mh = ALWAYS_NULL;
-        else
-            mh = MethodHandles.insertArguments(CAST_REFERENCE, 0, type);
-        if (exact) {
-            MethodType xmt = MethodType.methodType(type, Object.class);
-            mh = MethodHandles.explicitCastArguments(mh, xmt);
-        }
+        mh = MethodHandles.insertArguments(CAST_REFERENCE, 0, type);
         if (cache != null)
             cache.put(wrap, mh);
         return mh;
@@ -924,37 +949,47 @@
     }
     private static final MethodHandle[] ARRAYS = makeArrays();
 
-    // mh-fill versions of the above:
-    private static Object[] newArray(int len) { return new Object[len]; }
+    // filling versions of the above:
+    // using Integer len instead of int len and no varargs to avoid bootstrapping problems
+    private static Object[] fillNewArray(Integer len, Object[] /*not ...*/ args) {
+        Object[] a = new Object[len];
+        fillWithArguments(a, 0, args);
+        return a;
+    }
+    private static Object[] fillNewTypedArray(Object[] example, Integer len, Object[] /*not ...*/ args) {
+        Object[] a = Arrays.copyOf(example, len);
+        fillWithArguments(a, 0, args);
+        return a;
+    }
     private static void fillWithArguments(Object[] a, int pos, Object... args) {
         System.arraycopy(args, 0, a, pos, args.length);
     }
     // using Integer pos instead of int pos to avoid bootstrapping problems
-    private static Object[] fillArray(Object[] a, Integer pos, Object a0)
+    private static Object[] fillArray(Integer pos, Object[] a, Object a0)
                 { fillWithArguments(a, pos, a0); return a; }
-    private static Object[] fillArray(Object[] a, Integer pos, Object a0, Object a1)
+    private static Object[] fillArray(Integer pos, Object[] a, Object a0, Object a1)
                 { fillWithArguments(a, pos, a0, a1); return a; }
-    private static Object[] fillArray(Object[] a, Integer pos, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2)
+    private static Object[] fillArray(Integer pos, Object[] a, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2)
                 { fillWithArguments(a, pos, a0, a1, a2); return a; }
-    private static Object[] fillArray(Object[] a, Integer pos, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3)
+    private static Object[] fillArray(Integer pos, Object[] a, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3)
                 { fillWithArguments(a, pos, a0, a1, a2, a3); return a; }
-    private static Object[] fillArray(Object[] a, Integer pos, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
+    private static Object[] fillArray(Integer pos, Object[] a, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
                                   Object a4)
                 { fillWithArguments(a, pos, a0, a1, a2, a3, a4); return a; }
-    private static Object[] fillArray(Object[] a, Integer pos, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
+    private static Object[] fillArray(Integer pos, Object[] a, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
                                   Object a4, Object a5)
                 { fillWithArguments(a, pos, a0, a1, a2, a3, a4, a5); return a; }
-    private static Object[] fillArray(Object[] a, Integer pos, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
+    private static Object[] fillArray(Integer pos, Object[] a, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
                                   Object a4, Object a5, Object a6)
                 { fillWithArguments(a, pos, a0, a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6); return a; }
-    private static Object[] fillArray(Object[] a, Integer pos, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
+    private static Object[] fillArray(Integer pos, Object[] a, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
                                   Object a4, Object a5, Object a6, Object a7)
                 { fillWithArguments(a, pos, a0, a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, a7); return a; }
-    private static Object[] fillArray(Object[] a, Integer pos, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
+    private static Object[] fillArray(Integer pos, Object[] a, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
                                   Object a4, Object a5, Object a6, Object a7,
                                   Object a8)
                 { fillWithArguments(a, pos, a0, a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, a7, a8); return a; }
-    private static Object[] fillArray(Object[] a, Integer pos, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
+    private static Object[] fillArray(Integer pos, Object[] a, Object a0, Object a1, Object a2, Object a3,
                                   Object a4, Object a5, Object a6, Object a7,
                                   Object a8, Object a9)
                 { fillWithArguments(a, pos, a0, a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, a7, a8, a9); return a; }
@@ -962,7 +997,7 @@
         ArrayList<MethodHandle> mhs = new ArrayList<>();
         mhs.add(null);  // there is no empty fill; at least a0 is required
         for (;;) {
-            MethodHandle mh = findCollector("fillArray", mhs.size(), Object[].class, Object[].class, Integer.class);
+            MethodHandle mh = findCollector("fillArray", mhs.size(), Object[].class, Integer.class, Object[].class);
             if (mh == null)  break;
             mhs.add(mh);
         }
@@ -988,69 +1023,95 @@
         if (mh != null)  return mh;
         mh = findCollector("array", nargs, Object[].class);
         if (mh != null)  return ARRAYS[nargs] = mh;
-        MethodHandle producer = filler(0);  // identity function produces result
-        return ARRAYS[nargs] = buildVarargsArray(producer, nargs);
+        mh = buildVarargsArray(FILL_NEW_ARRAY, ARRAY_IDENTITY, nargs);
+        assert(assertCorrectArity(mh, nargs));
+        return ARRAYS[nargs] = mh;
     }
 
-    private static MethodHandle buildVarargsArray(MethodHandle producer, int nargs) {
+    private static boolean assertCorrectArity(MethodHandle mh, int arity) {
+        assert(mh.type().parameterCount() == arity) : "arity != "+arity+": "+mh;
+        return true;
+    }
+
+    private static MethodHandle buildVarargsArray(MethodHandle newArray, MethodHandle finisher, int nargs) {
         // Build up the result mh as a sequence of fills like this:
-        //   producer(fill(fill(fill(newArray(23),0,x1..x10),10,x11..x20),20,x21..x23))
+        //   finisher(fill(fill(newArrayWA(23,x1..x10),10,x11..x20),20,x21..x23))
         // The various fill(_,10*I,___*[J]) are reusable.
-        MethodHandle filler = filler(nargs);
-        MethodHandle mh = producer;
-        mh = MethodHandles.dropArguments(mh, 1, filler.type().parameterList());
-        mh = MethodHandles.foldArguments(mh, filler);
-        mh = MethodHandles.foldArguments(mh, buildNewArray(nargs));
+        int leftLen = Math.min(nargs, LEFT_ARGS);  // absorb some arguments immediately
+        int rightLen = nargs - leftLen;
+        MethodHandle leftCollector = newArray.bindTo(nargs);
+        leftCollector = leftCollector.asCollector(Object[].class, leftLen);
+        MethodHandle mh = finisher;
+        if (rightLen > 0) {
+            MethodHandle rightFiller = fillToRight(LEFT_ARGS + rightLen);
+            if (mh == ARRAY_IDENTITY)
+                mh = rightFiller;
+            else
+                mh = collectArguments(mh, 0, rightFiller);
+        }
+        if (mh == ARRAY_IDENTITY)
+            mh = leftCollector;
+        else
+            mh = collectArguments(mh, 0, leftCollector);
         return mh;
     }
 
-    private static MethodHandle buildNewArray(int nargs) {
-        return MethodHandles.insertArguments(NEW_ARRAY, 0, nargs);
-    }
-
-    private static final MethodHandle[] FILLERS = new MethodHandle[MAX_ARITY+1];
-    // filler(N).invoke(a, arg0..arg[N-1]) fills a[0]..a[N-1]
-    private static MethodHandle filler(int nargs) {
-        MethodHandle filler = FILLERS[nargs];
+    private static final int LEFT_ARGS = (FILL_ARRAYS.length - 1);
+    private static final MethodHandle[] FILL_ARRAY_TO_RIGHT = new MethodHandle[MAX_ARITY+1];
+    /** fill_array_to_right(N).invoke(a, argL..arg[N-1])
+     *  fills a[L]..a[N-1] with corresponding arguments,
+     *  and then returns a.  The value L is a global constant (LEFT_ARGS).
+     */
+    private static MethodHandle fillToRight(int nargs) {
+        MethodHandle filler = FILL_ARRAY_TO_RIGHT[nargs];
         if (filler != null)  return filler;
-        return FILLERS[nargs] = buildFiller(nargs);
+        filler = buildFiller(nargs);
+        assert(assertCorrectArity(filler, nargs - LEFT_ARGS + 1));
+        return FILL_ARRAY_TO_RIGHT[nargs] = filler;
     }
     private static MethodHandle buildFiller(int nargs) {
-        if (nargs == 0)
-            return MethodHandles.identity(Object[].class);
-        final int CHUNK = (FILL_ARRAYS.length - 1);
+        if (nargs <= LEFT_ARGS)
+            return ARRAY_IDENTITY;  // no args to fill; return the array unchanged
+        // we need room for both mh and a in mh.invoke(a, arg*[nargs])
+        final int CHUNK = LEFT_ARGS;
         int rightLen = nargs % CHUNK;
-        int leftLen = nargs - rightLen;
+        int midLen = nargs - rightLen;
         if (rightLen == 0) {
-            leftLen = nargs - (rightLen = CHUNK);
-            if (FILLERS[leftLen] == null) {
+            midLen = nargs - (rightLen = CHUNK);
+            if (FILL_ARRAY_TO_RIGHT[midLen] == null) {
                 // build some precursors from left to right
-                for (int j = 0; j < leftLen; j += CHUNK)  filler(j);
+                for (int j = LEFT_ARGS % CHUNK; j < midLen; j += CHUNK)
+                    if (j > LEFT_ARGS)  fillToRight(j);
             }
         }
-        MethodHandle leftFill = filler(leftLen);  // recursive fill
-        MethodHandle rightFill = FILL_ARRAYS[rightLen];
-        rightFill = MethodHandles.insertArguments(rightFill, 1, leftLen);  // [leftLen..nargs-1]
+        if (midLen < LEFT_ARGS) rightLen = nargs - (midLen = LEFT_ARGS);
+        assert(rightLen > 0);
+        MethodHandle midFill = fillToRight(midLen);  // recursive fill
+        MethodHandle rightFill = FILL_ARRAYS[rightLen].bindTo(midLen);  // [midLen..nargs-1]
+        assert(midFill.type().parameterCount()   == 1 + midLen - LEFT_ARGS);
+        assert(rightFill.type().parameterCount() == 1 + rightLen);
 
-        // Combine the two fills: right(left(newArray(nargs), x1..x20), x21..x23)
-        MethodHandle mh = filler(0);  // identity function produces result
-        mh = MethodHandles.dropArguments(mh, 1, rightFill.type().parameterList());
-        mh = MethodHandles.foldArguments(mh, rightFill);
-        if (leftLen > 0) {
-            mh = MethodHandles.dropArguments(mh, 1, leftFill.type().parameterList());
-            mh = MethodHandles.foldArguments(mh, leftFill);
-        }
-        return mh;
+        // Combine the two fills:
+        //   right(mid(a, x10..x19), x20..x23)
+        // The final product will look like this:
+        //   right(mid(newArrayLeft(24, x0..x9), x10..x19), x20..x23)
+        if (midLen == LEFT_ARGS)
+            return rightFill;
+        else
+            return collectArguments(rightFill, 0, midFill);
     }
 
     // Type-polymorphic version of varargs maker.
     private static final ClassValue<MethodHandle[]> TYPED_COLLECTORS
         = new ClassValue<MethodHandle[]>() {
+            @Override
             protected MethodHandle[] computeValue(Class<?> type) {
                 return new MethodHandle[256];
             }
     };
 
+    static final int MAX_JVM_ARITY = 255;  // limit imposed by the JVM
+
     /** Return a method handle that takes the indicated number of
      *  typed arguments and returns an array of them.
      *  The type argument is the array type.
@@ -1059,16 +1120,36 @@
         Class<?> elemType = arrayType.getComponentType();
         if (elemType == null)  throw new IllegalArgumentException("not an array: "+arrayType);
         // FIXME: Need more special casing and caching here.
+        if (nargs >= MAX_JVM_ARITY/2 - 1) {
+            int slots = nargs;
+            final int MAX_ARRAY_SLOTS = MAX_JVM_ARITY - 1;  // 1 for receiver MH
+            if (arrayType == double[].class || arrayType == long[].class)
+                slots *= 2;
+            if (slots > MAX_ARRAY_SLOTS)
+                throw new IllegalArgumentException("too many arguments: "+arrayType.getSimpleName()+", length "+nargs);
+        }
         if (elemType == Object.class)
             return varargsArray(nargs);
         // other cases:  primitive arrays, subtypes of Object[]
         MethodHandle cache[] = TYPED_COLLECTORS.get(elemType);
         MethodHandle mh = nargs < cache.length ? cache[nargs] : null;
         if (mh != null)  return mh;
-        MethodHandle producer = buildArrayProducer(arrayType);
-        mh = buildVarargsArray(producer, nargs);
+        if (elemType.isPrimitive()) {
+            MethodHandle builder = FILL_NEW_ARRAY;
+            MethodHandle producer = buildArrayProducer(arrayType);
+            mh = buildVarargsArray(builder, producer, nargs);
+        } else {
+            @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
+            Class<? extends Object[]> objArrayType = (Class<? extends Object[]>) arrayType;
+            Object[] example = Arrays.copyOf(NO_ARGS_ARRAY, 0, objArrayType);
+            MethodHandle builder = FILL_NEW_TYPED_ARRAY.bindTo(example);
+            MethodHandle producer = ARRAY_IDENTITY;
+            mh = buildVarargsArray(builder, producer, nargs);
+        }
         mh = mh.asType(MethodType.methodType(arrayType, Collections.<Class<?>>nCopies(nargs, elemType)));
-        cache[nargs] = mh;
+        assert(assertCorrectArity(mh, nargs));
+        if (nargs < cache.length)
+            cache[nargs] = mh;
         return mh;
     }
 
--- /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
+++ b/test/java/lang/invoke/BigArityTest.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -0,0 +1,1044 @@
+/*
+ * Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
+ *
+ * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+ * under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
+ * published by the Free Software Foundation.  Oracle designates this
+ * particular file as subject to the "Classpath" exception as provided
+ * by Oracle in the LICENSE file that accompanied this code.
+ *
+ * This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
+ * ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
+ * FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
+ * version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
+ * accompanied this code).
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
+ * 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
+ * Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
+ *
+ * Please contact Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA
+ * or visit www.oracle.com if you need additional information or have any
+ * questions.
+ */
+
+/* @test
+ * @summary High arity invocations, up to the maximum of 255 arguments
+ * @compile BigArityTest.java
+ * @run junit/othervm -DBigArityTest.ITERATION_COUNT=1 test.java.lang.invoke.BigArityTest
+ */
+
+package test.java.lang.invoke;
+
+import java.lang.invoke.MethodHandle;
+import java.lang.invoke.MethodHandles;
+import java.lang.invoke.MethodType;
+import java.lang.invoke.WrongMethodTypeException;
+import java.util.ArrayList;
+import java.util.Arrays;
+import java.util.Collections;
+import java.util.Objects;
+import static org.junit.Assert.assertEquals;
+import org.junit.Test;
+
+public class BigArityTest {
+
+    static MethodHandles.Lookup LOOKUP = MethodHandles.lookup();
+
+    static final int MAX_JVM_ARITY = 255;
+    static final int ITERATION_COUNT = getProperty("ITERATION_COUNT", 40000);
+    static final int MIN_ARITY = getProperty("MIN_ARITY", 250);
+    static final int SLOW_ARITY = getProperty("SLOW_ARITY", MAX_JVM_ARITY-3);
+    static final int MAX_ARITY = getProperty("MAX_ARITY", MAX_JVM_ARITY-1);  // always -1 for the MH reciever itself
+    private static int getProperty(String name, int dflt) {
+        return Integer.parseInt(getProperty(name, ""+dflt));
+    }
+    private static String getProperty(String name, String dflt) {
+        String x = System.getProperty(BigArityTest.class.getSimpleName() + "." + name);
+        if (x == null)  x = System.getProperty(BigArityTest.class.getName() + "." + name);
+        return x == null ? dflt : x;
+    }
+
+    static Object hashArguments(Object... args) {
+        return Objects.hash(args);
+    }
+    static final MethodHandle MH_hashArguments_VA;
+    static {
+        try {
+            MH_hashArguments_VA =
+                MethodHandles.lookup().unreflect(
+                    BigArityTest.class.getDeclaredMethod("hashArguments", Object[].class));
+        } catch (ReflectiveOperationException ex) {
+            throw new InternalError(ex);
+        }
+    }
+    static MethodHandle MH_hashArguments(int arity) {
+        MethodType mt = MethodType.genericMethodType(arity);
+        return MH_hashArguments_VA.asType(mt);
+    }
+    static MethodHandle MH_hashArguments(Class<? extends Object[]> arrayClass, int arity) {
+        if (arrayClass == Object[].class)
+            return MH_hashArguments(arity);
+        ArrayList<Class<?>> ptypes = new ArrayList<>(Collections.<Class<?>>nCopies(arity, arrayClass.getComponentType()));
+        MethodType mt = MethodType.methodType(Object.class, ptypes);
+        return MH_hashArguments_VA.asType(mt);
+    }
+
+    static Object[] testArgs(int arity) {
+        Object args[] = new Object[arity];
+        for (int i = 0; i < arity; i++)
+            args[i] = i * (i + 1) / 2;
+        return args;
+    }
+
+    @Test
+    public void testBoundaryValues() throws Throwable {
+        for (int badArity : new int[]{ -1, MAX_JVM_ARITY+1, MAX_JVM_ARITY }) {
+            try {
+                MethodHandle badmh = MH_hashArguments(badArity);
+                throw new AssertionError("should not be able to build a 255-arity MH: "+badmh);
+            } catch (IllegalArgumentException | WrongMethodTypeException ex) {
+                System.out.println("OK: "+ex);
+            }
+        }
+    }
+
+    // Make sure the basic argument spreading and varargs mechanisms are working.
+    // Exercise arity 3 thoroughly.
+    @Test
+    public void testSpreads() throws Throwable {
+        System.out.println("testing asSpreader on arity=3");
+        Object[] args = testArgs(3);
+        int r0 = Objects.hash(args);
+        MethodHandle mh = MH_hashArguments(3);
+        Object r;
+        r = mh.invokeExact(args[0], args[1], args[2]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        r = mh.invoke(args[0], args[1], args[2]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        r = mh.invoke((Comparable) args[0], (Integer) args[1], (Number) args[2]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        r = mh.invokeWithArguments(args);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        for (Class<?> cls0 : new Class<?>[] {
+            Object[].class, Number[].class, Integer[].class, Comparable[].class
+        }) {
+            @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
+            Class<? extends Object[]> cls = (Class<? extends Object[]>) cls0;
+            //Class<? extends Object[]> cls = Object[].class.asSubclass(cls0);
+            int nargs = args.length, skip;
+            MethodHandle smh = mh.asSpreader(cls, nargs - (skip = 0));
+            Object[] tail = Arrays.copyOfRange(args, skip, nargs, cls);
+            if (cls == Object[].class)
+                r = smh.invokeExact(tail);
+            else if (cls == Integer[].class)
+                r = smh.invokeExact((Integer[]) tail);
+            else
+                r = smh.invoke(tail);
+            assertEquals(r0, r);
+            smh = mh.asSpreader(cls, nargs - (skip = 1));
+            tail = Arrays.copyOfRange(args, skip, nargs, cls);
+            if (cls == Object[].class)
+                r = smh.invokeExact(args[0], tail);
+            else if (cls == Integer[].class)
+                r = smh.invokeExact(args[0], (Integer[]) tail);
+            else
+                r = smh.invoke(args[0], tail);
+            assertEquals(r0, r);
+            smh = mh.asSpreader(cls, nargs - (skip = 2));
+            tail = Arrays.copyOfRange(args, skip, nargs, cls);
+            if (cls == Object[].class)
+                r = smh.invokeExact(args[0], args[1], tail);
+            else if (cls == Integer[].class)
+                r = smh.invokeExact(args[0], args[1], (Integer[]) tail);
+            else
+                r = smh.invoke(args[0], args[1], tail);
+            assertEquals(r0, r);
+            smh = mh.asSpreader(cls, nargs - (skip = 3));
+            tail = Arrays.copyOfRange(args, skip, nargs, cls);
+            if (cls == Object[].class)
+                r = smh.invokeExact(args[0], args[1], args[2], tail);
+            else if (cls == Integer[].class)
+                r = smh.invokeExact(args[0], args[1], args[2], (Integer[]) tail);
+            else
+                r = smh.invoke(args[0], args[1], args[2], tail);
+            assertEquals(r0, r);
+            // Try null array in addition to zero-length array:
+            tail = null;
+            if (cls == Object[].class)
+                r = smh.invokeExact(args[0], args[1], args[2], tail);
+            else if (cls == Integer[].class)
+                r = smh.invokeExact(args[0], args[1], args[2], (Integer[]) tail);
+            else
+                r = smh.invoke(args[0], args[1], args[2], tail);
+            assertEquals(r0, r);
+        }
+    }
+
+    @Test
+    public void testInvokeWithArguments() throws Throwable {
+        System.out.println("testing invokeWithArguments on all arities");
+        for (int arity = 0; arity < MAX_ARITY; arity++) {
+            Object[] args = testArgs(arity);
+            Object r0 = Objects.hash(args);
+            Object r = MH_hashArguments(arity).invokeWithArguments(args);
+            assertEquals("arity="+arity, r0, r);
+        }
+        // The next one is the most likely to fail:
+        int arity = MAX_ARITY;
+        Object[] args = testArgs(arity);
+        Object r0 = Objects.hash(args);
+        Object r = MH_hashArguments(arity).invokeWithArguments(args);
+        assertEquals("arity=MAX_ARITY", r0, r);
+    }
+
+    static Object[] cat(Object a, Object[] b) {
+        int alen = 1, blen = b.length;
+        Object[] c = new Object[alen + blen];
+        c[0] = a;
+        System.arraycopy(b, 0, c, alen, blen);
+        return c;
+    }
+
+    @Test
+    public void testArities() throws Throwable {
+        System.out.println("testing spreaders and collectors on high arities...");
+            int iterations = ITERATION_COUNT;
+        testArities(Object[].class, MIN_ARITY-10, MIN_ARITY-1, iterations / 1000);
+        testArities(Object[].class, MIN_ARITY, SLOW_ARITY-1, iterations);
+        testArities(Object[].class, SLOW_ARITY, MAX_ARITY, iterations / 1000);
+    }
+
+    @Test
+    public void testAritiesOnTypedArrays() throws Throwable {
+        for (Class<?> cls0 : new Class<?>[] {
+            Number[].class, Integer[].class, Comparable[].class
+        }) {
+            @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
+            Class<? extends Object[]> cls = (Class<? extends Object[]>) cls0;
+            System.out.println("array class: "+cls.getSimpleName());
+            int iterations = ITERATION_COUNT / 1000;
+            testArities(cls, MIN_ARITY, SLOW_ARITY-1, iterations);
+            testArities(cls, SLOW_ARITY, MAX_ARITY, iterations / 100);
+        }
+    }
+
+    private void testArities(Class<? extends Object[]> cls,
+                             int minArity,
+                             int maxArity,
+                             int iterations) throws Throwable {
+        boolean verbose = (cls == Object[].class);
+        for (int arity = minArity; arity <= maxArity; arity++) {
+            if (verbose)  System.out.println("arity="+arity);
+            MethodHandle mh = MH_hashArguments(cls, arity);
+            MethodHandle mh_VA = mh.asSpreader(cls, arity);
+            assert(mh_VA.type().parameterType(0) == cls);
+            testArities(cls, arity, iterations, verbose, mh, mh_VA);
+            if (cls != Object[].class) {
+                // mh_CA will collect arguments of a particular type and pass them to mh_VA
+                MethodHandle mh_CA = mh_VA.asCollector(cls, arity);
+                MethodHandle mh_VA2 = mh_CA.asSpreader(cls, arity);
+                try {
+                    mh_VA2.invokeWithArguments(new Object[arity]);
+                    throw new AssertionError("should not reach");
+                } catch (ClassCastException | WrongMethodTypeException ex) {
+                }
+                assert(mh_CA.type().equals(mh.type()));
+                assert(mh_VA2.type().equals(mh_VA.type()));
+                testArities(cls, arity, iterations, false, mh_CA, mh_VA2);
+            }
+        }
+    }
+    private void testArities(Class<? extends Object[]> cls,
+                             int arity,
+                             int iterations,
+                             boolean verbose,
+                             MethodHandle mh,
+                             MethodHandle mh_VA
+                             ) throws Throwable {
+        if (iterations < 4)  iterations = 4;
+        final int MAX_MH_ARITY      = MAX_JVM_ARITY - 1;  // mh.invoke(arg*[N])
+        final int MAX_INVOKER_ARITY = MAX_MH_ARITY - 1;   // inv.invoke(mh, arg*[N])
+        Object[] args = testArgs(arity);
+        if (cls != Object[].class)
+            args = Arrays.copyOf(args, arity, cls);
+        Object r0 = Objects.hash(args);
+        Object r;
+        MethodHandle ximh = null;
+        MethodHandle gimh = null;
+        if (arity <= MAX_INVOKER_ARITY) {
+            ximh = MethodHandles.exactInvoker(mh.type());
+            gimh = MethodHandles.invoker(mh.type());
+        } else {
+            try {
+                ximh = MethodHandles.exactInvoker(mh.type());
+                throw new AssertionError("should fail to create ximh of arity "+arity);
+            } catch (IllegalArgumentException ex) {
+                if (verbose)
+                    System.out.println("OK: xmih["+arity+"] => "+ex);
+            }
+            try {
+                gimh = MethodHandles.invoker(mh.type());
+                throw new AssertionError("should fail to create gimh of arity "+arity);
+            } catch (IllegalArgumentException ex) {
+                if (verbose)
+                    System.out.println("OK: gmih["+arity+"] => "+ex);
+            }
+        }
+        Object[] mh_args = cat(mh, args);
+        assert(arity <= MAX_MH_ARITY);
+        for (int i = 0; i < iterations; ++i) {
+            if (cls == Object[].class)
+                r = mh_VA.invokeExact(args);
+            else if (cls == Integer[].class)
+                r = mh_VA.invokeExact((Integer[])args);
+            else
+                r = mh_VA.invoke(args);
+            assertEquals(r0, r);
+            r = mh.invokeWithArguments(args);
+            assertEquals(r0, r);
+            if (ximh != null) {
+                r = ximh.invokeWithArguments(mh_args);
+                assertEquals(r0, r);
+            }
+            if (gimh != null) {
+                r = gimh.invokeWithArguments(mh_args);
+                assertEquals(r0, r);
+            }
+        }
+    }
+
+    static Object hashArguments_252(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Object x00, Object x01, Object x02, Object x03, Object x04, ...">
+    Object x00, Object x01, Object x02, Object x03, Object x04, Object x05, Object x06, Object x07,
+    Object x08, Object x09, Object x0A, Object x0B, Object x0C, Object x0D, Object x0E, Object x0F,
+    Object x10, Object x11, Object x12, Object x13, Object x14, Object x15, Object x16, Object x17,
+    Object x18, Object x19, Object x1A, Object x1B, Object x1C, Object x1D, Object x1E, Object x1F,
+    Object x20, Object x21, Object x22, Object x23, Object x24, Object x25, Object x26, Object x27,
+    Object x28, Object x29, Object x2A, Object x2B, Object x2C, Object x2D, Object x2E, Object x2F,
+    Object x30, Object x31, Object x32, Object x33, Object x34, Object x35, Object x36, Object x37,
+    Object x38, Object x39, Object x3A, Object x3B, Object x3C, Object x3D, Object x3E, Object x3F,
+    Object x40, Object x41, Object x42, Object x43, Object x44, Object x45, Object x46, Object x47,
+    Object x48, Object x49, Object x4A, Object x4B, Object x4C, Object x4D, Object x4E, Object x4F,
+    Object x50, Object x51, Object x52, Object x53, Object x54, Object x55, Object x56, Object x57,
+    Object x58, Object x59, Object x5A, Object x5B, Object x5C, Object x5D, Object x5E, Object x5F,
+    Object x60, Object x61, Object x62, Object x63, Object x64, Object x65, Object x66, Object x67,
+    Object x68, Object x69, Object x6A, Object x6B, Object x6C, Object x6D, Object x6E, Object x6F,
+    Object x70, Object x71, Object x72, Object x73, Object x74, Object x75, Object x76, Object x77,
+    Object x78, Object x79, Object x7A, Object x7B, Object x7C, Object x7D, Object x7E, Object x7F,
+    Object x80, Object x81, Object x82, Object x83, Object x84, Object x85, Object x86, Object x87,
+    Object x88, Object x89, Object x8A, Object x8B, Object x8C, Object x8D, Object x8E, Object x8F,
+    Object x90, Object x91, Object x92, Object x93, Object x94, Object x95, Object x96, Object x97,
+    Object x98, Object x99, Object x9A, Object x9B, Object x9C, Object x9D, Object x9E, Object x9F,
+    Object xA0, Object xA1, Object xA2, Object xA3, Object xA4, Object xA5, Object xA6, Object xA7,
+    Object xA8, Object xA9, Object xAA, Object xAB, Object xAC, Object xAD, Object xAE, Object xAF,
+    Object xB0, Object xB1, Object xB2, Object xB3, Object xB4, Object xB5, Object xB6, Object xB7,
+    Object xB8, Object xB9, Object xBA, Object xBB, Object xBC, Object xBD, Object xBE, Object xBF,
+    Object xC0, Object xC1, Object xC2, Object xC3, Object xC4, Object xC5, Object xC6, Object xC7,
+    Object xC8, Object xC9, Object xCA, Object xCB, Object xCC, Object xCD, Object xCE, Object xCF,
+    Object xD0, Object xD1, Object xD2, Object xD3, Object xD4, Object xD5, Object xD6, Object xD7,
+    Object xD8, Object xD9, Object xDA, Object xDB, Object xDC, Object xDD, Object xDE, Object xDF,
+    Object xE0, Object xE1, Object xE2, Object xE3, Object xE4, Object xE5, Object xE6, Object xE7,
+    Object xE8, Object xE9, Object xEA, Object xEB, Object xEC, Object xED, Object xEE, Object xEF,
+    Object xF0, Object xF1, Object xF2, Object xF3, Object xF4, Object xF5, Object xF6, Object xF7,
+    // </editor-fold>
+    Object xF8, Object xF9, Object xFA, Object xFB) {
+        return Objects.hash(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="x00, x01, x02, x03, x04, ...">
+    x00, x01, x02, x03, x04, x05, x06, x07, x08, x09, x0A, x0B, x0C, x0D, x0E, x0F,
+    x10, x11, x12, x13, x14, x15, x16, x17, x18, x19, x1A, x1B, x1C, x1D, x1E, x1F,
+    x20, x21, x22, x23, x24, x25, x26, x27, x28, x29, x2A, x2B, x2C, x2D, x2E, x2F,
+    x30, x31, x32, x33, x34, x35, x36, x37, x38, x39, x3A, x3B, x3C, x3D, x3E, x3F,
+    x40, x41, x42, x43, x44, x45, x46, x47, x48, x49, x4A, x4B, x4C, x4D, x4E, x4F,
+    x50, x51, x52, x53, x54, x55, x56, x57, x58, x59, x5A, x5B, x5C, x5D, x5E, x5F,
+    x60, x61, x62, x63, x64, x65, x66, x67, x68, x69, x6A, x6B, x6C, x6D, x6E, x6F,
+    x70, x71, x72, x73, x74, x75, x76, x77, x78, x79, x7A, x7B, x7C, x7D, x7E, x7F,
+    x80, x81, x82, x83, x84, x85, x86, x87, x88, x89, x8A, x8B, x8C, x8D, x8E, x8F,
+    x90, x91, x92, x93, x94, x95, x96, x97, x98, x99, x9A, x9B, x9C, x9D, x9E, x9F,
+    xA0, xA1, xA2, xA3, xA4, xA5, xA6, xA7, xA8, xA9, xAA, xAB, xAC, xAD, xAE, xAF,
+    xB0, xB1, xB2, xB3, xB4, xB5, xB6, xB7, xB8, xB9, xBA, xBB, xBC, xBD, xBE, xBF,
+    xC0, xC1, xC2, xC3, xC4, xC5, xC6, xC7, xC8, xC9, xCA, xCB, xCC, xCD, xCE, xCF,
+    xD0, xD1, xD2, xD3, xD4, xD5, xD6, xD7, xD8, xD9, xDA, xDB, xDC, xDD, xDE, xDF,
+    xE0, xE1, xE2, xE3, xE4, xE5, xE6, xE7, xE8, xE9, xEA, xEB, xEC, xED, xEE, xEF,
+    xF0, xF1, xF2, xF3, xF4, xF5, xF6, xF7,
+    // </editor-fold>
+    xF8, xF9, xFA, xFB);
+    }
+
+    @Test
+    public void test252() throws Throwable {
+        final int ARITY = 252;
+        System.out.println("test"+ARITY);
+        Object[] a = testArgs(ARITY);
+        Object r0 = hashArguments(a);
+        Object r;
+        r = hashArguments_252(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        MethodType mt = MethodType.genericMethodType(ARITY);
+        MethodHandle mh = MethodHandles.lookup().findStatic(BigArityTest.class, "hashArguments_"+ARITY, mt);
+        r = mh.invokeExact(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        r = mh.invokeWithArguments(a);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        MethodHandle ximh = MethodHandles.exactInvoker(mh.type());
+        r = ximh.invokeExact(mh,
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        r = ximh.invokeWithArguments(cat(mh,a));
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        MethodHandle gimh = MethodHandles.invoker(mh.type());
+        r = gimh.invoke(mh,
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="(Number) a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    (Number)
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        r = gimh.invokeWithArguments(cat(mh,a));
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        mh = mh.asType(mh.type().changeParameterType(0x10, Integer.class));
+        //System.out.println("type="+mh.type().toString().replaceAll("Object", ""));
+        r = mh.invokeExact(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ... (Integer) a[0x10], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    (Integer)
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        r = mh.invoke(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="(Comparable) a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    (Comparable<?>)
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+    }
+
+    static Object hashArguments_253(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Object x00, Object x01, Object x02, Object x03, Object x04, ...">
+    Object x00, Object x01, Object x02, Object x03, Object x04, Object x05, Object x06, Object x07,
+    Object x08, Object x09, Object x0A, Object x0B, Object x0C, Object x0D, Object x0E, Object x0F,
+    Object x10, Object x11, Object x12, Object x13, Object x14, Object x15, Object x16, Object x17,
+    Object x18, Object x19, Object x1A, Object x1B, Object x1C, Object x1D, Object x1E, Object x1F,
+    Object x20, Object x21, Object x22, Object x23, Object x24, Object x25, Object x26, Object x27,
+    Object x28, Object x29, Object x2A, Object x2B, Object x2C, Object x2D, Object x2E, Object x2F,
+    Object x30, Object x31, Object x32, Object x33, Object x34, Object x35, Object x36, Object x37,
+    Object x38, Object x39, Object x3A, Object x3B, Object x3C, Object x3D, Object x3E, Object x3F,
+    Object x40, Object x41, Object x42, Object x43, Object x44, Object x45, Object x46, Object x47,
+    Object x48, Object x49, Object x4A, Object x4B, Object x4C, Object x4D, Object x4E, Object x4F,
+    Object x50, Object x51, Object x52, Object x53, Object x54, Object x55, Object x56, Object x57,
+    Object x58, Object x59, Object x5A, Object x5B, Object x5C, Object x5D, Object x5E, Object x5F,
+    Object x60, Object x61, Object x62, Object x63, Object x64, Object x65, Object x66, Object x67,
+    Object x68, Object x69, Object x6A, Object x6B, Object x6C, Object x6D, Object x6E, Object x6F,
+    Object x70, Object x71, Object x72, Object x73, Object x74, Object x75, Object x76, Object x77,
+    Object x78, Object x79, Object x7A, Object x7B, Object x7C, Object x7D, Object x7E, Object x7F,
+    Object x80, Object x81, Object x82, Object x83, Object x84, Object x85, Object x86, Object x87,
+    Object x88, Object x89, Object x8A, Object x8B, Object x8C, Object x8D, Object x8E, Object x8F,
+    Object x90, Object x91, Object x92, Object x93, Object x94, Object x95, Object x96, Object x97,
+    Object x98, Object x99, Object x9A, Object x9B, Object x9C, Object x9D, Object x9E, Object x9F,
+    Object xA0, Object xA1, Object xA2, Object xA3, Object xA4, Object xA5, Object xA6, Object xA7,
+    Object xA8, Object xA9, Object xAA, Object xAB, Object xAC, Object xAD, Object xAE, Object xAF,
+    Object xB0, Object xB1, Object xB2, Object xB3, Object xB4, Object xB5, Object xB6, Object xB7,
+    Object xB8, Object xB9, Object xBA, Object xBB, Object xBC, Object xBD, Object xBE, Object xBF,
+    Object xC0, Object xC1, Object xC2, Object xC3, Object xC4, Object xC5, Object xC6, Object xC7,
+    Object xC8, Object xC9, Object xCA, Object xCB, Object xCC, Object xCD, Object xCE, Object xCF,
+    Object xD0, Object xD1, Object xD2, Object xD3, Object xD4, Object xD5, Object xD6, Object xD7,
+    Object xD8, Object xD9, Object xDA, Object xDB, Object xDC, Object xDD, Object xDE, Object xDF,
+    Object xE0, Object xE1, Object xE2, Object xE3, Object xE4, Object xE5, Object xE6, Object xE7,
+    Object xE8, Object xE9, Object xEA, Object xEB, Object xEC, Object xED, Object xEE, Object xEF,
+    Object xF0, Object xF1, Object xF2, Object xF3, Object xF4, Object xF5, Object xF6, Object xF7,
+    // </editor-fold>
+    Object xF8, Object xF9, Object xFA, Object xFB, Object xFC) {
+        return Objects.hash(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="x00, x01, x02, x03, x04, ...">
+    x00, x01, x02, x03, x04, x05, x06, x07, x08, x09, x0A, x0B, x0C, x0D, x0E, x0F,
+    x10, x11, x12, x13, x14, x15, x16, x17, x18, x19, x1A, x1B, x1C, x1D, x1E, x1F,
+    x20, x21, x22, x23, x24, x25, x26, x27, x28, x29, x2A, x2B, x2C, x2D, x2E, x2F,
+    x30, x31, x32, x33, x34, x35, x36, x37, x38, x39, x3A, x3B, x3C, x3D, x3E, x3F,
+    x40, x41, x42, x43, x44, x45, x46, x47, x48, x49, x4A, x4B, x4C, x4D, x4E, x4F,
+    x50, x51, x52, x53, x54, x55, x56, x57, x58, x59, x5A, x5B, x5C, x5D, x5E, x5F,
+    x60, x61, x62, x63, x64, x65, x66, x67, x68, x69, x6A, x6B, x6C, x6D, x6E, x6F,
+    x70, x71, x72, x73, x74, x75, x76, x77, x78, x79, x7A, x7B, x7C, x7D, x7E, x7F,
+    x80, x81, x82, x83, x84, x85, x86, x87, x88, x89, x8A, x8B, x8C, x8D, x8E, x8F,
+    x90, x91, x92, x93, x94, x95, x96, x97, x98, x99, x9A, x9B, x9C, x9D, x9E, x9F,
+    xA0, xA1, xA2, xA3, xA4, xA5, xA6, xA7, xA8, xA9, xAA, xAB, xAC, xAD, xAE, xAF,
+    xB0, xB1, xB2, xB3, xB4, xB5, xB6, xB7, xB8, xB9, xBA, xBB, xBC, xBD, xBE, xBF,
+    xC0, xC1, xC2, xC3, xC4, xC5, xC6, xC7, xC8, xC9, xCA, xCB, xCC, xCD, xCE, xCF,
+    xD0, xD1, xD2, xD3, xD4, xD5, xD6, xD7, xD8, xD9, xDA, xDB, xDC, xDD, xDE, xDF,
+    xE0, xE1, xE2, xE3, xE4, xE5, xE6, xE7, xE8, xE9, xEA, xEB, xEC, xED, xEE, xEF,
+    xF0, xF1, xF2, xF3, xF4, xF5, xF6, xF7,
+    // </editor-fold>
+    xF8, xF9, xFA, xFB, xFC);
+    }
+
+    @Test
+    public void test253() throws Throwable {
+        final int ARITY = 253;
+        System.out.println("test"+ARITY);
+        Object[] a = testArgs(ARITY);
+        Object r0 = hashArguments(a);
+        Object r;
+        r = hashArguments_253(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        MethodType mt = MethodType.genericMethodType(ARITY);
+        MethodHandle mh = MethodHandles.lookup().findStatic(BigArityTest.class, "hashArguments_"+ARITY, mt);
+        r = mh.invokeExact(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        r = mh.invokeWithArguments(a);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        MethodHandle ximh = MethodHandles.exactInvoker(mh.type());
+        r = ximh.invokeExact(mh,
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        // FIXME: This next one fails, because it uses an internal invoker of arity 255.
+        r = ximh.invokeWithArguments(cat(mh,a));
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        MethodHandle gimh = MethodHandles.invoker(mh.type());
+        r = gimh.invoke(mh,
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="(Number) a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    (Number)
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        // FIXME: This next one fails, because it uses an internal invoker of arity 255.
+        r = gimh.invokeWithArguments(cat(mh,a));
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        mh = mh.asType(mh.type().changeParameterType(0x10, Integer.class));
+        //System.out.println("type="+mh.type().toString().replaceAll("Object", ""));
+        r = mh.invokeExact(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ... (Integer) a[0x10], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    (Integer)
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        r = mh.invoke(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="(Comparable) a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    (Comparable<?>)
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+    }
+
+    static Object hashArguments_254(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Object x00, Object x01, Object x02, Object x03, Object x04, ...">
+    Object x00, Object x01, Object x02, Object x03, Object x04, Object x05, Object x06, Object x07,
+    Object x08, Object x09, Object x0A, Object x0B, Object x0C, Object x0D, Object x0E, Object x0F,
+    Object x10, Object x11, Object x12, Object x13, Object x14, Object x15, Object x16, Object x17,
+    Object x18, Object x19, Object x1A, Object x1B, Object x1C, Object x1D, Object x1E, Object x1F,
+    Object x20, Object x21, Object x22, Object x23, Object x24, Object x25, Object x26, Object x27,
+    Object x28, Object x29, Object x2A, Object x2B, Object x2C, Object x2D, Object x2E, Object x2F,
+    Object x30, Object x31, Object x32, Object x33, Object x34, Object x35, Object x36, Object x37,
+    Object x38, Object x39, Object x3A, Object x3B, Object x3C, Object x3D, Object x3E, Object x3F,
+    Object x40, Object x41, Object x42, Object x43, Object x44, Object x45, Object x46, Object x47,
+    Object x48, Object x49, Object x4A, Object x4B, Object x4C, Object x4D, Object x4E, Object x4F,
+    Object x50, Object x51, Object x52, Object x53, Object x54, Object x55, Object x56, Object x57,
+    Object x58, Object x59, Object x5A, Object x5B, Object x5C, Object x5D, Object x5E, Object x5F,
+    Object x60, Object x61, Object x62, Object x63, Object x64, Object x65, Object x66, Object x67,
+    Object x68, Object x69, Object x6A, Object x6B, Object x6C, Object x6D, Object x6E, Object x6F,
+    Object x70, Object x71, Object x72, Object x73, Object x74, Object x75, Object x76, Object x77,
+    Object x78, Object x79, Object x7A, Object x7B, Object x7C, Object x7D, Object x7E, Object x7F,
+    Object x80, Object x81, Object x82, Object x83, Object x84, Object x85, Object x86, Object x87,
+    Object x88, Object x89, Object x8A, Object x8B, Object x8C, Object x8D, Object x8E, Object x8F,
+    Object x90, Object x91, Object x92, Object x93, Object x94, Object x95, Object x96, Object x97,
+    Object x98, Object x99, Object x9A, Object x9B, Object x9C, Object x9D, Object x9E, Object x9F,
+    Object xA0, Object xA1, Object xA2, Object xA3, Object xA4, Object xA5, Object xA6, Object xA7,
+    Object xA8, Object xA9, Object xAA, Object xAB, Object xAC, Object xAD, Object xAE, Object xAF,
+    Object xB0, Object xB1, Object xB2, Object xB3, Object xB4, Object xB5, Object xB6, Object xB7,
+    Object xB8, Object xB9, Object xBA, Object xBB, Object xBC, Object xBD, Object xBE, Object xBF,
+    Object xC0, Object xC1, Object xC2, Object xC3, Object xC4, Object xC5, Object xC6, Object xC7,
+    Object xC8, Object xC9, Object xCA, Object xCB, Object xCC, Object xCD, Object xCE, Object xCF,
+    Object xD0, Object xD1, Object xD2, Object xD3, Object xD4, Object xD5, Object xD6, Object xD7,
+    Object xD8, Object xD9, Object xDA, Object xDB, Object xDC, Object xDD, Object xDE, Object xDF,
+    Object xE0, Object xE1, Object xE2, Object xE3, Object xE4, Object xE5, Object xE6, Object xE7,
+    Object xE8, Object xE9, Object xEA, Object xEB, Object xEC, Object xED, Object xEE, Object xEF,
+    Object xF0, Object xF1, Object xF2, Object xF3, Object xF4, Object xF5, Object xF6, Object xF7,
+    // </editor-fold>
+    Object xF8, Object xF9, Object xFA, Object xFB, Object xFC, Object xFD) {
+        return Objects.hash(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="x00, x01, x02, x03, x04, ...">
+    x00, x01, x02, x03, x04, x05, x06, x07, x08, x09, x0A, x0B, x0C, x0D, x0E, x0F,
+    x10, x11, x12, x13, x14, x15, x16, x17, x18, x19, x1A, x1B, x1C, x1D, x1E, x1F,
+    x20, x21, x22, x23, x24, x25, x26, x27, x28, x29, x2A, x2B, x2C, x2D, x2E, x2F,
+    x30, x31, x32, x33, x34, x35, x36, x37, x38, x39, x3A, x3B, x3C, x3D, x3E, x3F,
+    x40, x41, x42, x43, x44, x45, x46, x47, x48, x49, x4A, x4B, x4C, x4D, x4E, x4F,
+    x50, x51, x52, x53, x54, x55, x56, x57, x58, x59, x5A, x5B, x5C, x5D, x5E, x5F,
+    x60, x61, x62, x63, x64, x65, x66, x67, x68, x69, x6A, x6B, x6C, x6D, x6E, x6F,
+    x70, x71, x72, x73, x74, x75, x76, x77, x78, x79, x7A, x7B, x7C, x7D, x7E, x7F,
+    x80, x81, x82, x83, x84, x85, x86, x87, x88, x89, x8A, x8B, x8C, x8D, x8E, x8F,
+    x90, x91, x92, x93, x94, x95, x96, x97, x98, x99, x9A, x9B, x9C, x9D, x9E, x9F,
+    xA0, xA1, xA2, xA3, xA4, xA5, xA6, xA7, xA8, xA9, xAA, xAB, xAC, xAD, xAE, xAF,
+    xB0, xB1, xB2, xB3, xB4, xB5, xB6, xB7, xB8, xB9, xBA, xBB, xBC, xBD, xBE, xBF,
+    xC0, xC1, xC2, xC3, xC4, xC5, xC6, xC7, xC8, xC9, xCA, xCB, xCC, xCD, xCE, xCF,
+    xD0, xD1, xD2, xD3, xD4, xD5, xD6, xD7, xD8, xD9, xDA, xDB, xDC, xDD, xDE, xDF,
+    xE0, xE1, xE2, xE3, xE4, xE5, xE6, xE7, xE8, xE9, xEA, xEB, xEC, xED, xEE, xEF,
+    xF0, xF1, xF2, xF3, xF4, xF5, xF6, xF7,
+    // </editor-fold>
+    xF8, xF9, xFA, xFB, xFC, xFD);
+    }
+
+    @Test
+    public void test254() throws Throwable {
+        final int ARITY = 254;
+        System.out.println("test"+ARITY);
+        Object[] a = testArgs(ARITY);
+        Object r0 = hashArguments(a);
+        Object r;
+        r = hashArguments_254(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC], a[0xFD]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        MethodType mt = MethodType.genericMethodType(ARITY);
+        MethodHandle mh = MethodHandles.lookup().findStatic(BigArityTest.class, "hashArguments_"+ARITY, mt);
+        r = mh.invokeExact(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC], a[0xFD]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        // FIXME: This next one fails, because it uses an internal invoker of arity 255.
+        r = mh.invokeWithArguments(a);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        try {
+            MethodHandle ximh = MethodHandles.exactInvoker(mh.type());
+            throw new AssertionError("should have thrown IAE; cannot have 1+1+254 arguments");
+        } catch (IllegalArgumentException ex) {
+            System.out.println("OK: "+ex);
+        }
+        mh = mh.asType(mh.type().changeParameterType(0x10, Integer.class));
+        //System.out.println("type="+mh.type().toString().replaceAll("Object", ""));
+        r = mh.invokeExact(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ... (Integer) a[0x10], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    (Integer)
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC], a[0xFD]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        mh = mh.asType(mh.type().changeParameterType(0xE0, Number.class));
+        //System.out.println("type="+mh.type().toString().replaceAll("Object", ""));
+        r = mh.invokeExact(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ... (Integer) a[0x10], ... (Number) a[0xE0], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    (Integer)
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    (Number)
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC], a[0xFD]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        r = mh.invoke(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="(Comparable) a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    (Comparable<?>)
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC], a[0xFD]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+    }
+
+    static Object hashArguments_255(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Object x00, Object x01, Object x02, Object x03, Object x04, ...">
+    Object x00, Object x01, Object x02, Object x03, Object x04, Object x05, Object x06, Object x07,
+    Object x08, Object x09, Object x0A, Object x0B, Object x0C, Object x0D, Object x0E, Object x0F,
+    Object x10, Object x11, Object x12, Object x13, Object x14, Object x15, Object x16, Object x17,
+    Object x18, Object x19, Object x1A, Object x1B, Object x1C, Object x1D, Object x1E, Object x1F,
+    Object x20, Object x21, Object x22, Object x23, Object x24, Object x25, Object x26, Object x27,
+    Object x28, Object x29, Object x2A, Object x2B, Object x2C, Object x2D, Object x2E, Object x2F,
+    Object x30, Object x31, Object x32, Object x33, Object x34, Object x35, Object x36, Object x37,
+    Object x38, Object x39, Object x3A, Object x3B, Object x3C, Object x3D, Object x3E, Object x3F,
+    Object x40, Object x41, Object x42, Object x43, Object x44, Object x45, Object x46, Object x47,
+    Object x48, Object x49, Object x4A, Object x4B, Object x4C, Object x4D, Object x4E, Object x4F,
+    Object x50, Object x51, Object x52, Object x53, Object x54, Object x55, Object x56, Object x57,
+    Object x58, Object x59, Object x5A, Object x5B, Object x5C, Object x5D, Object x5E, Object x5F,
+    Object x60, Object x61, Object x62, Object x63, Object x64, Object x65, Object x66, Object x67,
+    Object x68, Object x69, Object x6A, Object x6B, Object x6C, Object x6D, Object x6E, Object x6F,
+    Object x70, Object x71, Object x72, Object x73, Object x74, Object x75, Object x76, Object x77,
+    Object x78, Object x79, Object x7A, Object x7B, Object x7C, Object x7D, Object x7E, Object x7F,
+    Object x80, Object x81, Object x82, Object x83, Object x84, Object x85, Object x86, Object x87,
+    Object x88, Object x89, Object x8A, Object x8B, Object x8C, Object x8D, Object x8E, Object x8F,
+    Object x90, Object x91, Object x92, Object x93, Object x94, Object x95, Object x96, Object x97,
+    Object x98, Object x99, Object x9A, Object x9B, Object x9C, Object x9D, Object x9E, Object x9F,
+    Object xA0, Object xA1, Object xA2, Object xA3, Object xA4, Object xA5, Object xA6, Object xA7,
+    Object xA8, Object xA9, Object xAA, Object xAB, Object xAC, Object xAD, Object xAE, Object xAF,
+    Object xB0, Object xB1, Object xB2, Object xB3, Object xB4, Object xB5, Object xB6, Object xB7,
+    Object xB8, Object xB9, Object xBA, Object xBB, Object xBC, Object xBD, Object xBE, Object xBF,
+    Object xC0, Object xC1, Object xC2, Object xC3, Object xC4, Object xC5, Object xC6, Object xC7,
+    Object xC8, Object xC9, Object xCA, Object xCB, Object xCC, Object xCD, Object xCE, Object xCF,
+    Object xD0, Object xD1, Object xD2, Object xD3, Object xD4, Object xD5, Object xD6, Object xD7,
+    Object xD8, Object xD9, Object xDA, Object xDB, Object xDC, Object xDD, Object xDE, Object xDF,
+    Object xE0, Object xE1, Object xE2, Object xE3, Object xE4, Object xE5, Object xE6, Object xE7,
+    Object xE8, Object xE9, Object xEA, Object xEB, Object xEC, Object xED, Object xEE, Object xEF,
+    Object xF0, Object xF1, Object xF2, Object xF3, Object xF4, Object xF5, Object xF6, Object xF7,
+    // </editor-fold>
+    Object xF8, Object xF9, Object xFA, Object xFB, Object xFC, Object xFD, Object xFE) {
+        return Objects.hash(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="x00, x01, x02, x03, x04, ...">
+    x00, x01, x02, x03, x04, x05, x06, x07, x08, x09, x0A, x0B, x0C, x0D, x0E, x0F,
+    x10, x11, x12, x13, x14, x15, x16, x17, x18, x19, x1A, x1B, x1C, x1D, x1E, x1F,
+    x20, x21, x22, x23, x24, x25, x26, x27, x28, x29, x2A, x2B, x2C, x2D, x2E, x2F,
+    x30, x31, x32, x33, x34, x35, x36, x37, x38, x39, x3A, x3B, x3C, x3D, x3E, x3F,
+    x40, x41, x42, x43, x44, x45, x46, x47, x48, x49, x4A, x4B, x4C, x4D, x4E, x4F,
+    x50, x51, x52, x53, x54, x55, x56, x57, x58, x59, x5A, x5B, x5C, x5D, x5E, x5F,
+    x60, x61, x62, x63, x64, x65, x66, x67, x68, x69, x6A, x6B, x6C, x6D, x6E, x6F,
+    x70, x71, x72, x73, x74, x75, x76, x77, x78, x79, x7A, x7B, x7C, x7D, x7E, x7F,
+    x80, x81, x82, x83, x84, x85, x86, x87, x88, x89, x8A, x8B, x8C, x8D, x8E, x8F,
+    x90, x91, x92, x93, x94, x95, x96, x97, x98, x99, x9A, x9B, x9C, x9D, x9E, x9F,
+    xA0, xA1, xA2, xA3, xA4, xA5, xA6, xA7, xA8, xA9, xAA, xAB, xAC, xAD, xAE, xAF,
+    xB0, xB1, xB2, xB3, xB4, xB5, xB6, xB7, xB8, xB9, xBA, xBB, xBC, xBD, xBE, xBF,
+    xC0, xC1, xC2, xC3, xC4, xC5, xC6, xC7, xC8, xC9, xCA, xCB, xCC, xCD, xCE, xCF,
+    xD0, xD1, xD2, xD3, xD4, xD5, xD6, xD7, xD8, xD9, xDA, xDB, xDC, xDD, xDE, xDF,
+    xE0, xE1, xE2, xE3, xE4, xE5, xE6, xE7, xE8, xE9, xEA, xEB, xEC, xED, xEE, xEF,
+    xF0, xF1, xF2, xF3, xF4, xF5, xF6, xF7,
+    // </editor-fold>
+    xF8, xF9, xFA, xFB, xFC, xFD, xFE);
+    }
+
+    @Test
+    public void test255() throws Throwable {
+        final int ARITY = 255;
+        System.out.println("test"+ARITY);
+        Object[] a = testArgs(ARITY);
+        Object r0 = hashArguments(a);
+        Object r;
+        r = hashArguments_255(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC], a[0xFD], a[0xFE]);
+        assertEquals(r0, r);
+        MethodType mt = MethodType.genericMethodType(ARITY);
+        MethodHandle mh;
+        try {
+            mh = MethodHandles.lookup().findStatic(BigArityTest.class, "hashArguments_"+ARITY, mt);
+            throw new AssertionError("should not create an arity 255 method handle");
+        } catch (IllegalArgumentException ex) {
+            System.out.println("OK: "+ex);
+            mh = MethodHandles.lookup().findStatic(BigArityTest.class, "hashArguments_"+(ARITY-1), mt.dropParameterTypes(ARITY-1, ARITY));
+        }
+        try {
+            r = mh.invokeExact(
+    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], ...">
+    a[0x00], a[0x01], a[0x02], a[0x03], a[0x04], a[0x05], a[0x06], a[0x07], a[0x08], a[0x09], a[0x0A], a[0x0B], a[0x0C], a[0x0D], a[0x0E], a[0x0F],
+    a[0x10], a[0x11], a[0x12], a[0x13], a[0x14], a[0x15], a[0x16], a[0x17], a[0x18], a[0x19], a[0x1A], a[0x1B], a[0x1C], a[0x1D], a[0x1E], a[0x1F],
+    a[0x20], a[0x21], a[0x22], a[0x23], a[0x24], a[0x25], a[0x26], a[0x27], a[0x28], a[0x29], a[0x2A], a[0x2B], a[0x2C], a[0x2D], a[0x2E], a[0x2F],
+    a[0x30], a[0x31], a[0x32], a[0x33], a[0x34], a[0x35], a[0x36], a[0x37], a[0x38], a[0x39], a[0x3A], a[0x3B], a[0x3C], a[0x3D], a[0x3E], a[0x3F],
+    a[0x40], a[0x41], a[0x42], a[0x43], a[0x44], a[0x45], a[0x46], a[0x47], a[0x48], a[0x49], a[0x4A], a[0x4B], a[0x4C], a[0x4D], a[0x4E], a[0x4F],
+    a[0x50], a[0x51], a[0x52], a[0x53], a[0x54], a[0x55], a[0x56], a[0x57], a[0x58], a[0x59], a[0x5A], a[0x5B], a[0x5C], a[0x5D], a[0x5E], a[0x5F],
+    a[0x60], a[0x61], a[0x62], a[0x63], a[0x64], a[0x65], a[0x66], a[0x67], a[0x68], a[0x69], a[0x6A], a[0x6B], a[0x6C], a[0x6D], a[0x6E], a[0x6F],
+    a[0x70], a[0x71], a[0x72], a[0x73], a[0x74], a[0x75], a[0x76], a[0x77], a[0x78], a[0x79], a[0x7A], a[0x7B], a[0x7C], a[0x7D], a[0x7E], a[0x7F],
+    a[0x80], a[0x81], a[0x82], a[0x83], a[0x84], a[0x85], a[0x86], a[0x87], a[0x88], a[0x89], a[0x8A], a[0x8B], a[0x8C], a[0x8D], a[0x8E], a[0x8F],
+    a[0x90], a[0x91], a[0x92], a[0x93], a[0x94], a[0x95], a[0x96], a[0x97], a[0x98], a[0x99], a[0x9A], a[0x9B], a[0x9C], a[0x9D], a[0x9E], a[0x9F],
+    a[0xA0], a[0xA1], a[0xA2], a[0xA3], a[0xA4], a[0xA5], a[0xA6], a[0xA7], a[0xA8], a[0xA9], a[0xAA], a[0xAB], a[0xAC], a[0xAD], a[0xAE], a[0xAF],
+    a[0xB0], a[0xB1], a[0xB2], a[0xB3], a[0xB4], a[0xB5], a[0xB6], a[0xB7], a[0xB8], a[0xB9], a[0xBA], a[0xBB], a[0xBC], a[0xBD], a[0xBE], a[0xBF],
+    a[0xC0], a[0xC1], a[0xC2], a[0xC3], a[0xC4], a[0xC5], a[0xC6], a[0xC7], a[0xC8], a[0xC9], a[0xCA], a[0xCB], a[0xCC], a[0xCD], a[0xCE], a[0xCF],
+    a[0xD0], a[0xD1], a[0xD2], a[0xD3], a[0xD4], a[0xD5], a[0xD6], a[0xD7], a[0xD8], a[0xD9], a[0xDA], a[0xDB], a[0xDC], a[0xDD], a[0xDE], a[0xDF],
+    a[0xE0], a[0xE1], a[0xE2], a[0xE3], a[0xE4], a[0xE5], a[0xE6], a[0xE7], a[0xE8], a[0xE9], a[0xEA], a[0xEB], a[0xEC], a[0xED], a[0xEE], a[0xEF],
+    a[0xF0], a[0xF1], a[0xF2], a[0xF3], a[0xF4], a[0xF5], a[0xF6], a[0xF7],
+    // </editor-fold>
+    a[0xF8], a[0xF9], a[0xFA], a[0xFB], a[0xFC], a[0xFD], a[0xFE]);
+            throw new AssertionError("should not call an arity 255 method handle");
+        } catch (LinkageError ex) {
+            System.out.println("OK: "+ex);
+        }
+        try {
+            MethodHandle ximh = MethodHandles.exactInvoker(mt);
+            throw new AssertionError("should have thrown IAE; cannot have 1+1+255 arguments");
+        } catch (IllegalArgumentException ex) {
+            System.out.println("OK: "+ex);
+        }
+    }
+}
--- a/test/java/lang/invoke/MaxTest.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
@@ -1,143 +0,0 @@
-/*
- * Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
- * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
- *
- * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
- * under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
- * published by the Free Software Foundation.  Oracle designates this
- * particular file as subject to the "Classpath" exception as provided
- * by Oracle in the LICENSE file that accompanied this code.
- *
- * This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
- * ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
- * FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
- * version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
- * accompanied this code).
- *
- * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
- * 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
- * Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
- *
- * Please contact Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA
- * or visit www.oracle.com if you need additional information or have any
- * questions.
- */
-
-/* @test
- * @summary BoundMethodHandle tests with primitive types
- * @compile MaxTest.java
- * @run junit/othervm test.java.lang.invoke.MaxTest
- */
-
-package test.java.lang.invoke;
-
-import static org.junit.Assert.assertEquals;
-
-import java.lang.invoke.MethodHandle;
-import java.lang.invoke.MethodHandles;
-import java.lang.invoke.MethodType;
-
-import org.junit.Test;
-
-public class MaxTest {
-
-    static MethodHandles.Lookup LOOKUP = MethodHandles.lookup();
-
-    private MethodHandle getMax(Class<?> t) throws Throwable {
-        return LOOKUP.findStatic(Math.class, "max", MethodType.methodType(t, t, t));
-    }
-
-    static int ITERATION_COUNT = 40000;
-    static {
-        String iterations = System.getProperty(MaxTest.class.getSimpleName() + ".ITERATION_COUNT");
-        if (iterations == null) {
-            iterations = System.getProperty(MaxTest.class.getName() + ".ITERATION_COUNT");
-        }
-        if (iterations != null) {
-            ITERATION_COUNT = Integer.parseInt(iterations);
-        }
-    }
-
-    @Test
-    public void testMaxLong() throws Throwable {
-        final Class<?> C = long.class;
-        final long P = 23L;
-        final long Q = 42L;
-        final long R = Math.max(P, Q);
-        for (int i = 0; i < ITERATION_COUNT; ++i) {
-            MethodHandle h = getMax(C);
-            assertEquals((long) h.invokeExact(P, Q), R);
-            MethodHandle bh = MethodHandles.insertArguments(h, 0, P);
-            assertEquals((long) bh.invokeExact(Q), R);
-            MethodHandle bbh = MethodHandles.insertArguments(bh, 0, Q);
-            assertEquals((long) bbh.invokeExact(), R);
-            MethodHandle b2h = MethodHandles.insertArguments(h, 1, Q);
-            assertEquals((long) b2h.invokeExact(P), R);
-            MethodHandle bb2h = MethodHandles.insertArguments(b2h, 0, P);
-            assertEquals((long) bb2h.invokeExact(), R);
-        }
-    }
-
-    @Test
-    public void testMaxInt() throws Throwable {
-        final Class<?> C = int.class;
-        final int P = 23;
-        final int Q = 42;
-        final int R = Math.max(P, Q);
-        for (int i = 0; i < ITERATION_COUNT; ++i) {
-            MethodHandle h = getMax(C);
-            assertEquals((int) h.invokeExact(P, Q), R);
-            MethodHandle bh = MethodHandles.insertArguments(h, 0, P);
-            assertEquals((int) bh.invokeExact(Q), R);
-            MethodHandle bbh = MethodHandles.insertArguments(bh, 0, Q);
-            assertEquals((int) bbh.invokeExact(), R);
-            MethodHandle b2h = MethodHandles.insertArguments(h, 1, Q);
-            assertEquals((int) b2h.invokeExact(P), R);
-            MethodHandle bb2h = MethodHandles.insertArguments(b2h, 0, P);
-            assertEquals((int) bb2h.invokeExact(), R);
-        }
-    }
-
-    @Test
-    public void testMaxFloat() throws Throwable {
-        final Class<?> C = float.class;
-        final float P = 23F;
-        final float Q = 42F;
-        final float R = Math.max(P, Q);
-        final float D = 0.1F;
-        for (int i = 0; i < ITERATION_COUNT; ++i) {
-            MethodHandle h = getMax(C);
-            assertEquals((float) h.invokeExact(P, Q), R, D);
-            MethodHandle bh = MethodHandles.insertArguments(h, 0, P);
-            assertEquals((float) bh.invokeExact(Q), R, D);
-            MethodHandle bbh = MethodHandles.insertArguments(bh, 0, Q);
-            assertEquals((float) bbh.invokeExact(), R, D);
-            MethodHandle b2h = MethodHandles.insertArguments(h, 1, Q);
-            assertEquals((float) b2h.invokeExact(P), R, D);
-            MethodHandle bb2h = MethodHandles.insertArguments(b2h, 0, P);
-            assertEquals((float) bb2h.invokeExact(), R, D);
-        }
-    }
-
-    @Test
-    public void testMaxDouble() throws Throwable {
-        final Class<?> C = double.class;
-        final double P = 23F;
-        final double Q = 42F;
-        final double R = Math.max(P, Q);
-        final double D = 0.1;
-        for (int i = 0; i < ITERATION_COUNT; ++i) {
-            MethodHandle h = getMax(C);
-            assertEquals((double) h.invokeExact(P, Q), R, D);
-            MethodHandle bh = MethodHandles.insertArguments(h, 0, P);
-            assertEquals((double) bh.invokeExact(Q), R, D);
-            MethodHandle bbh = MethodHandles.insertArguments(bh, 0, Q);
-            assertEquals((double) bbh.invokeExact(), R, D);
-            MethodHandle b2h = MethodHandles.insertArguments(h, 1, Q);
-            assertEquals((double) b2h.invokeExact(P), R, D);
-            MethodHandle bb2h = MethodHandles.insertArguments(b2h, 0, P);
-            assertEquals((double) bb2h.invokeExact(), R, D);
-        }
-    }
-
-}
--- a/test/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandlesTest.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/test/java/lang/invoke/MethodHandlesTest.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -1485,7 +1485,7 @@
         RuntimeException error = null;
         try {
             target = id.asType(newType);
-        } catch (RuntimeException ex) {
+        } catch (WrongMethodTypeException ex) {
             error = ex;
         }
         if (verbosity >= 3)
@@ -2381,47 +2381,100 @@
         assertSame(thrown, caught);
     }
 
-    //@Test
+    @Test
     public void testInterfaceCast() throws Throwable {
         //if (CAN_SKIP_WORKING)  return;
         startTest("interfaceCast");
-        for (Class<?> ctype : new Class<?>[]{ Object.class, String.class, CharSequence.class, Number.class, Iterable.class}) {
-            testInterfaceCast(ctype, false, false);
-            testInterfaceCast(ctype, true,  false);
-            testInterfaceCast(ctype, false, true);
-            testInterfaceCast(ctype, true,  true);
+        assert( (((Object)"foo") instanceof CharSequence));
+        assert(!(((Object)"foo") instanceof Iterable));
+        for (MethodHandle mh : new MethodHandle[]{
+            MethodHandles.identity(String.class),
+            MethodHandles.identity(CharSequence.class),
+            MethodHandles.identity(Iterable.class)
+        }) {
+            if (verbosity > 0)  System.out.println("-- mh = "+mh);
+            for (Class<?> ctype : new Class<?>[]{
+                Object.class, String.class, CharSequence.class,
+                Number.class, Iterable.class
+            }) {
+                if (verbosity > 0)  System.out.println("---- ctype = "+ctype.getName());
+                //                           doret  docast
+                testInterfaceCast(mh, ctype, false, false);
+                testInterfaceCast(mh, ctype, true,  false);
+                testInterfaceCast(mh, ctype, false, true);
+                testInterfaceCast(mh, ctype, true,  true);
+            }
         }
     }
-    public void testInterfaceCast(Class<?> ctype, boolean doret, boolean docast) throws Throwable {
-        String str = "normal return value";
-        MethodHandle mh = MethodHandles.identity(String.class);
+    private static Class<?> i2o(Class<?> c) {
+        return (c.isInterface() ? Object.class : c);
+    }
+    public void testInterfaceCast(MethodHandle mh, Class<?> ctype,
+                                                   boolean doret, boolean docast) throws Throwable {
+        MethodHandle mh0 = mh;
+        if (verbosity > 1)
+            System.out.println("mh="+mh+", ctype="+ctype.getName()+", doret="+doret+", docast="+docast);
+        String normalRetVal = "normal return value";
         MethodType mt = mh.type();
+        MethodType mt0 = mt;
         if (doret)  mt = mt.changeReturnType(ctype);
         else        mt = mt.changeParameterType(0, ctype);
         if (docast) mh = MethodHandles.explicitCastArguments(mh, mt);
         else        mh = mh.asType(mt);
+        assertEquals(mt, mh.type());
+        MethodType mt1 = mt;
         // this bit is needed to make the interface types disappear for invokeWithArguments:
         mh = MethodHandles.explicitCastArguments(mh, mt.generic());
-        boolean expectFail = !ctype.isInstance(str);
-        if (ctype.isInterface()) {
-            // special rules:  interfaces slide by more frequently
-            if (docast || !doret)  expectFail = false;
+        Class<?>[] step = {
+            mt1.parameterType(0),  // param as passed to mh at first
+            mt0.parameterType(0),  // param after incoming cast
+            mt0.returnType(),      // return value before cast
+            mt1.returnType(),      // return value after outgoing cast
+        };
+        // where might a checkCast occur?
+        boolean[] checkCast = new boolean[step.length];
+        // the string value must pass each step without causing an exception
+        if (!docast) {
+            if (!doret) {
+                if (step[0] != step[1])
+                    checkCast[1] = true;  // incoming value is cast
+            } else {
+                if (step[2] != step[3])
+                    checkCast[3] = true;  // outgoing value is cast
+            }
         }
+        boolean expectFail = false;
+        for (int i = 0; i < step.length; i++) {
+            Class<?> c = step[i];
+            if (!checkCast[i])  c = i2o(c);
+            if (!c.isInstance(normalRetVal)) {
+                if (verbosity > 3)
+                    System.out.println("expect failure at step "+i+" in "+Arrays.toString(step)+Arrays.toString(checkCast));
+                expectFail = true;
+                break;
+            }
+        }
+        countTest(!expectFail);
+        if (verbosity > 2)
+            System.out.println("expectFail="+expectFail+", mt="+mt);
         Object res;
         try {
-            res = mh.invokeWithArguments(str);
+            res = mh.invokeWithArguments(normalRetVal);
         } catch (Exception ex) {
             res = ex;
         }
         boolean sawFail = !(res instanceof String);
         if (sawFail != expectFail) {
-            System.out.println("*** testInterfaceCast: "+mh+" was "+mt+" => "+res+(docast ? " (explicitCastArguments)" : ""));
+            System.out.println("*** testInterfaceCast: mh0 = "+mh0);
+            System.out.println("  retype using "+(docast ? "explicitCastArguments" : "asType")+" to "+mt+" => "+mh);
+            System.out.println("  call returned "+res);
+            System.out.println("  expected "+(expectFail ? "an exception" : normalRetVal));
         }
-        if (!sawFail) {
-            assertFalse(res.toString(), expectFail);
-            assertEquals(str, res);
+        if (!expectFail) {
+            assertFalse(res.toString(), sawFail);
+            assertEquals(normalRetVal, res);
         } else {
-            assertTrue(res.toString(), expectFail);
+            assertTrue(res.toString(), sawFail);
         }
     }
 
--- a/test/java/lang/invoke/PermuteArgsTest.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/test/java/lang/invoke/PermuteArgsTest.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -191,7 +191,11 @@
                 pt = mt1.parameterType(mt1.parameterCount() - posArgs);
             mt1 = mt1.appendParameterTypes(pt);
         }
-        return mh.asType(mt1);
+        try {
+            return mh.asType(mt1);
+        } catch (WrongMethodTypeException | IllegalArgumentException ex) {
+            throw new IllegalArgumentException("cannot convert to type "+mt1+" from "+mh, ex);
+        }
     }
     static MethodHandle findTestMH(String name, int[] perm) throws ReflectiveOperationException {
         int arity = perm.length;
--- a/test/java/lang/invoke/RicochetTest.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/test/java/lang/invoke/RicochetTest.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -256,7 +256,7 @@
                     //System.out.println("  expect="+expect);
 
                     // now use the combined MH, and test the output:
-                    MethodHandle mh = collectArguments(lister, pos, INT_COLLECTORS[collects]);
+                    MethodHandle mh = collectArguments(lister, pos, int[].class, INT_COLLECTORS[collects]);
                     if (mh == null)  continue;  // no infix collection, yet
                     assert(mh.type().parameterCount() == inputs);
                     Object observe = mh.asSpreader(int[].class, args.length).invokeExact(args);
@@ -266,13 +266,53 @@
         }
     }
 
-    private static MethodHandle collectArguments(MethodHandle lister, int pos, MethodHandle collector) {
+    @Test
+    public void testByteCollects() throws Throwable {
+        if (!startTest("testByteCollects"))  return;
+        for (MethodHandle lister : BYTE_LISTERS) {
+            int outputs = lister.type().parameterCount();
+            for (int collects = 0; collects <= Math.min(outputs, BYTE_COLLECTORS.length-1); collects++) {
+                int inputs = outputs - 1 + collects;
+                if (inputs < 0)  continue;
+                for (int pos = 0; pos + collects <= inputs; pos++) {
+                    MethodHandle collector = BYTE_COLLECTORS[collects];
+                    byte[] args = new byte[inputs];
+                    int ap = 0, arg = 31;
+                    for (int i = 0; i < pos; i++)
+                        args[ap++] = (byte)(arg++ + 0);
+                    for (int i = 0; i < collects; i++)
+                        args[ap++] = (byte)(arg++ + 10);
+                    while (ap < args.length)
+                        args[ap++] = (byte)(arg++ + 20);
+                    // calculate piecemeal:
+                    //System.out.println("testIntCollects "+Arrays.asList(lister, pos, collector)+" on "+Arrays.toString(args));
+                    byte[] collargs = Arrays.copyOfRange(args, pos, pos+collects);
+                    byte coll = (byte) collector.asSpreader(byte[].class, collargs.length).invokeExact(collargs);
+                    byte[] listargs = Arrays.copyOfRange(args, 0, outputs);
+                    System.arraycopy(args, pos+collects, listargs, pos+1, outputs - (pos+1));
+                    listargs[pos] = coll;
+                    //System.out.println("  coll="+coll+" listargs="+Arrays.toString(listargs));
+                    Object expect = lister.asSpreader(byte[].class, listargs.length).invokeExact(listargs);
+                    //System.out.println("  expect="+expect);
+
+                    // now use the combined MH, and test the output:
+                    MethodHandle mh = collectArguments(lister, pos, byte[].class, BYTE_COLLECTORS[collects]);
+                    if (mh == null)  continue;  // no infix collection, yet
+                    assert(mh.type().parameterCount() == inputs);
+                    Object observe = mh.asSpreader(byte[].class, args.length).invokeExact(args);
+                    assertEquals(expect, observe);
+                }
+            }
+        }
+    }
+
+    private static MethodHandle collectArguments(MethodHandle lister, int pos, Class<?> array, MethodHandle collector) {
         int collects = collector.type().parameterCount();
         int outputs = lister.type().parameterCount();
         if (pos == outputs - 1)
             return MethodHandles.filterArguments(lister, pos,
-                        collector.asSpreader(int[].class, collects))
-                            .asCollector(int[].class, collects);
+                        collector.asSpreader(array, collects))
+                            .asCollector(array, collects);
         //return MethodHandles.collectArguments(lister, pos, collector); //no such animal
         return null;
     }
@@ -537,6 +577,9 @@
     private static final MethodHandle[] INT_COLLECTORS = {
         constant(int.class, 42), opI, opI2, opI3, opI4
     };
+    private static final MethodHandle[] BYTE_COLLECTORS = {
+        constant(byte.class, (byte)42), i2b(opI), i2b(opI2), i2b(opI3), i2b(opI4)
+    };
     private static final MethodHandle[] LONG_COLLECTORS = {
         constant(long.class, 42), opJ, opJ2, opJ3
     };
@@ -559,21 +602,36 @@
                                                              Collections.nCopies(8, int.class));
     private static final MethodHandle list8longs = findStatic("list8longs", Object.class,
                                                               Collections.nCopies(8, long.class));
-    private static final MethodHandle[] INT_LISTERS, LONG_LISTERS;
+    private static final MethodHandle[] INT_LISTERS, LONG_LISTERS, BYTE_LISTERS;
     static {
         int listerCount = list8ints.type().parameterCount() + 1;
         INT_LISTERS  = new MethodHandle[listerCount];
         LONG_LISTERS = new MethodHandle[listerCount];
+        BYTE_LISTERS = new MethodHandle[listerCount];
         MethodHandle lister = list8ints;
         MethodHandle llister = list8longs;
         for (int i = listerCount - 1; ; i--) {
             INT_LISTERS[i] = lister;
             LONG_LISTERS[i] = llister;
+            BYTE_LISTERS[i] = i2b(lister);
             if (i == 0)  break;
             lister  = insertArguments(lister,  i-1, 0);
             llister = insertArguments(llister, i-1, 0L);
         }
     }
+    private static MethodHandle i2b(MethodHandle mh) {
+        return MethodHandles.explicitCastArguments(mh, subst(mh.type(), int.class, byte.class));
+    }
+    private static MethodType subst(MethodType mt, Class<?> from, Class<?> to) {
+        for (int i = 0; i < mt.parameterCount(); i++) {
+            if (mt.parameterType(i) == from)
+                mt = mt.changeParameterType(i, to);
+        }
+        if (mt.returnType() == from)
+            mt = mt.changeReturnType(to);
+        return mt;
+    }
+
 
     private static Object  convI_L(int     x) { stress(); return (Object)  x; }
     private static int     convL_I(Object  x) { stress(); return (int)     x; }
--- a/test/sun/invoke/util/ValueConversionsTest.java	Thu Aug 09 15:03:28 2012 -0700
+++ b/test/sun/invoke/util/ValueConversionsTest.java	Fri Aug 17 13:42:25 2012 -0700
@@ -159,14 +159,8 @@
             assertEquals(caster.type(), ValueConversions.identity().type());
             for (Object obj : objects) {
                 Class<?> src = obj.getClass();
-                boolean canCast;
-                if (dst.isInterface()) {
-                    canCast = true;
-                } else {
-                    canCast = dst.isAssignableFrom(src);
-                    assertEquals(canCast, dst.isInstance(obj));
-                }
-                //System.out.println("obj="+obj+" <: dst="+dst);
+                boolean canCast = dst.isAssignableFrom(src);
+                //System.out.println("obj="+obj+" <: dst="+dst+(canCast ? " (OK)" : " (will fail)"));
                 try {
                     Object result = caster.invokeExact(obj);
                     if (canCast)