changeset 5297:b2e698d2276c

8014013: CallInfo structure no longer accurately reports the result of a LinkResolver operation Summary: Enhance method resolution and resulting data structures, plus some refactoring. Reviewed-by: twisti, acorn, jrose
author drchase
date Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:38:02 -0400
parents 2c98370f2611
children 67bae56fdd69
files src/share/vm/c1/c1_Runtime1.cpp src/share/vm/ci/ciField.cpp src/share/vm/ci/ciField.hpp src/share/vm/ci/ciInstanceKlass.cpp src/share/vm/ci/ciMethod.cpp src/share/vm/ci/ciSymbol.hpp src/share/vm/classfile/classFileParser.cpp src/share/vm/code/compiledIC.cpp src/share/vm/code/vtableStubs.cpp src/share/vm/code/vtableStubs.hpp src/share/vm/interpreter/interpreterRuntime.cpp src/share/vm/interpreter/linkResolver.cpp src/share/vm/interpreter/linkResolver.hpp src/share/vm/oops/constantPool.cpp src/share/vm/oops/constantPool.hpp src/share/vm/oops/cpCache.cpp src/share/vm/oops/cpCache.hpp src/share/vm/oops/fieldStreams.hpp src/share/vm/oops/instanceKlass.cpp src/share/vm/oops/instanceKlass.hpp src/share/vm/oops/klass.cpp src/share/vm/oops/klass.hpp src/share/vm/oops/klassVtable.cpp src/share/vm/oops/klassVtable.hpp src/share/vm/oops/method.cpp src/share/vm/oops/method.hpp src/share/vm/oops/symbol.hpp src/share/vm/opto/library_call.cpp src/share/vm/prims/jni.cpp src/share/vm/prims/jvm.cpp src/share/vm/prims/jvmtiRedefineClasses.cpp src/share/vm/prims/methodHandles.cpp src/share/vm/prims/methodHandles.hpp src/share/vm/runtime/fieldDescriptor.cpp src/share/vm/runtime/fieldDescriptor.hpp src/share/vm/runtime/mutexLocker.cpp src/share/vm/runtime/mutexLocker.hpp src/share/vm/runtime/reflection.cpp src/share/vm/runtime/reflectionUtils.hpp src/share/vm/runtime/vmStructs.cpp
diffstat 40 files changed, 715 insertions(+), 601 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/src/share/vm/c1/c1_Runtime1.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/c1/c1_Runtime1.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -709,10 +709,10 @@
   Bytecodes::Code code       = field_access.code();
 
   // We must load class, initialize class and resolvethe field
-  FieldAccessInfo result; // initialize class if needed
+  fieldDescriptor result; // initialize class if needed
   constantPoolHandle constants(THREAD, caller->constants());
-  LinkResolver::resolve_field(result, constants, field_access.index(), Bytecodes::java_code(code), false, CHECK_NULL);
-  return result.klass()();
+  LinkResolver::resolve_field_access(result, constants, field_access.index(), Bytecodes::java_code(code), CHECK_NULL);
+  return result.field_holder();
 }
 
 
@@ -826,11 +826,11 @@
   if (stub_id == Runtime1::access_field_patching_id) {
 
     Bytecode_field field_access(caller_method, bci);
-    FieldAccessInfo result; // initialize class if needed
+    fieldDescriptor result; // initialize class if needed
     Bytecodes::Code code = field_access.code();
     constantPoolHandle constants(THREAD, caller_method->constants());
-    LinkResolver::resolve_field(result, constants, field_access.index(), Bytecodes::java_code(code), false, CHECK);
-    patch_field_offset = result.field_offset();
+    LinkResolver::resolve_field_access(result, constants, field_access.index(), Bytecodes::java_code(code), CHECK);
+    patch_field_offset = result.offset();
 
     // If we're patching a field which is volatile then at compile it
     // must not have been know to be volatile, so the generated code
--- a/src/share/vm/ci/ciField.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/ci/ciField.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 1999, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 1999, 2013, 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
@@ -75,7 +75,6 @@
 
   assert(klass->get_instanceKlass()->is_linked(), "must be linked before using its constan-pool");
 
-  _cp_index = index;
   constantPoolHandle cpool(thread, klass->get_instanceKlass()->constants());
 
   // Get the field's name, signature, and type.
@@ -116,7 +115,7 @@
   // The declared holder of this field may not have been loaded.
   // Bail out with partial field information.
   if (!holder_is_accessible) {
-    // _cp_index and _type have already been set.
+    // _type has already been set.
     // The default values for _flags and _constant_value will suffice.
     // We need values for _holder, _offset,  and _is_constant,
     _holder = declared_holder;
@@ -146,8 +145,6 @@
 ciField::ciField(fieldDescriptor *fd): _known_to_link_with_put(NULL), _known_to_link_with_get(NULL) {
   ASSERT_IN_VM;
 
-  _cp_index = -1;
-
   // Get the field's name, signature, and type.
   ciEnv* env = CURRENT_ENV;
   _name = env->get_symbol(fd->name());
@@ -351,12 +348,11 @@
     }
   }
 
-  FieldAccessInfo result;
-  constantPoolHandle c_pool(THREAD,
-                         accessing_klass->get_instanceKlass()->constants());
-  LinkResolver::resolve_field(result, c_pool, _cp_index,
-                              Bytecodes::java_code(bc),
-                              true, false, KILL_COMPILE_ON_FATAL_(false));
+  fieldDescriptor result;
+  LinkResolver::resolve_field(result, _holder->get_instanceKlass(),
+                              _name->get_symbol(), _signature->get_symbol(),
+                              accessing_klass->get_Klass(), bc, true, false,
+                              KILL_COMPILE_ON_FATAL_(false));
 
   // update the hit-cache, unless there is a problem with memory scoping:
   if (accessing_klass->is_shared() || !is_shared()) {
--- a/src/share/vm/ci/ciField.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/ci/ciField.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 1999, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 1999, 2013, 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
@@ -53,9 +53,6 @@
   ciInstanceKlass* _known_to_link_with_get;
   ciConstant       _constant_value;
 
-  // Used for will_link
-  int              _cp_index;
-
   ciType* compute_type();
   ciType* compute_type_impl();
 
--- a/src/share/vm/ci/ciInstanceKlass.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/ci/ciInstanceKlass.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 1999, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 1999, 2013, 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
@@ -522,8 +522,7 @@
 
   for (JavaFieldStream fs(k); !fs.done(); fs.next()) {
     if (fs.access_flags().is_static())  continue;
-    fieldDescriptor fd;
-    fd.initialize(k, fs.index());
+    fieldDescriptor& fd = fs.field_descriptor();
     ciField* field = new (arena) ciField(&fd);
     fields->append(field);
   }
--- a/src/share/vm/ci/ciMethod.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/ci/ciMethod.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -286,7 +286,10 @@
   check_is_loaded();
   assert(holder()->is_linked(), "must be linked");
   VM_ENTRY_MARK;
-  return klassItable::compute_itable_index(get_Method());
+  Method* m = get_Method();
+  if (!m->has_itable_index())
+    return Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index;
+  return m->itable_index();
 }
 #endif // SHARK
 
@@ -1137,6 +1140,10 @@
 // ------------------------------------------------------------------
 // ciMethod::check_call
 bool ciMethod::check_call(int refinfo_index, bool is_static) const {
+  // This method is used only in C2 from InlineTree::ok_to_inline,
+  // and is only used under -Xcomp or -XX:CompileTheWorld.
+  // It appears to fail when applied to an invokeinterface call site.
+  // FIXME: Remove this method and resolve_method_statically; refactor to use the other LinkResolver entry points.
   VM_ENTRY_MARK;
   {
     EXCEPTION_MARK;
--- a/src/share/vm/ci/ciSymbol.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/ci/ciSymbol.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 1999, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 1999, 2013, 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 @@
   friend class ciInstanceKlass;
   friend class ciSignature;
   friend class ciMethod;
+  friend class ciField;
   friend class ciObjArrayKlass;
 
 private:
--- a/src/share/vm/classfile/classFileParser.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/classfile/classFileParser.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -3954,9 +3954,8 @@
       this_klass->set_has_final_method();
     }
     this_klass->copy_method_ordering(method_ordering, CHECK_NULL);
-    // The InstanceKlass::_methods_jmethod_ids cache and the
-    // InstanceKlass::_methods_cached_itable_indices cache are
-    // both managed on the assumption that the initial cache
+    // The InstanceKlass::_methods_jmethod_ids cache
+    // is managed on the assumption that the initial cache
     // size is equal to the number of methods in the class. If
     // that changes, then InstanceKlass::idnum_can_increment()
     // has to be changed accordingly.
--- a/src/share/vm/code/compiledIC.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/code/compiledIC.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 1997, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 1997, 2013, 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
@@ -161,31 +161,36 @@
 
 
 void CompiledIC::set_to_megamorphic(CallInfo* call_info, Bytecodes::Code bytecode, TRAPS) {
-  methodHandle method = call_info->selected_method();
-  bool is_invoke_interface = (bytecode == Bytecodes::_invokeinterface && !call_info->has_vtable_index());
   assert(CompiledIC_lock->is_locked() || SafepointSynchronize::is_at_safepoint(), "");
   assert(!is_optimized(), "cannot set an optimized virtual call to megamorphic");
   assert(is_call_to_compiled() || is_call_to_interpreted(), "going directly to megamorphic?");
 
   address entry;
-  if (is_invoke_interface) {
-    int index = klassItable::compute_itable_index(call_info->resolved_method()());
-    entry = VtableStubs::create_stub(false, index, method());
+  if (call_info->call_kind() == CallInfo::itable_call) {
+    assert(bytecode == Bytecodes::_invokeinterface, "");
+    int itable_index = call_info->itable_index();
+    entry = VtableStubs::find_itable_stub(itable_index);
+#ifdef ASSERT
     assert(entry != NULL, "entry not computed");
+    int index = call_info->resolved_method()->itable_index();
+    assert(index == itable_index, "CallInfo pre-computes this");
+#endif //ASSERT
     InstanceKlass* k = call_info->resolved_method()->method_holder();
-    assert(k->is_interface(), "sanity check");
+    assert(k->verify_itable_index(itable_index), "sanity check");
     InlineCacheBuffer::create_transition_stub(this, k, entry);
   } else {
-    // Can be different than method->vtable_index(), due to package-private etc.
+    assert(call_info->call_kind() == CallInfo::vtable_call, "either itable or vtable");
+    // Can be different than selected_method->vtable_index(), due to package-private etc.
     int vtable_index = call_info->vtable_index();
-    entry = VtableStubs::create_stub(true, vtable_index, method());
-    InlineCacheBuffer::create_transition_stub(this, method(), entry);
+    assert(call_info->resolved_klass()->verify_vtable_index(vtable_index), "sanity check");
+    entry = VtableStubs::find_vtable_stub(vtable_index);
+    InlineCacheBuffer::create_transition_stub(this, NULL, entry);
   }
 
   if (TraceICs) {
     ResourceMark rm;
     tty->print_cr ("IC@" INTPTR_FORMAT ": to megamorphic %s entry: " INTPTR_FORMAT,
-                   instruction_address(), method->print_value_string(), entry);
+                   instruction_address(), call_info->selected_method()->print_value_string(), entry);
   }
 
   // We can't check this anymore. With lazy deopt we could have already
--- a/src/share/vm/code/vtableStubs.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/code/vtableStubs.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -111,7 +111,7 @@
 }
 
 
-address VtableStubs::create_stub(bool is_vtable_stub, int vtable_index, Method* method) {
+address VtableStubs::find_stub(bool is_vtable_stub, int vtable_index) {
   assert(vtable_index >= 0, "must be positive");
 
   VtableStub* s = ShareVtableStubs ? lookup(is_vtable_stub, vtable_index) : NULL;
--- a/src/share/vm/code/vtableStubs.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/code/vtableStubs.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -121,9 +121,11 @@
   static VtableStub* lookup            (bool is_vtable_stub, int vtable_index);
   static void        enter             (bool is_vtable_stub, int vtable_index, VtableStub* s);
   static inline uint hash              (bool is_vtable_stub, int vtable_index);
+  static address     find_stub         (bool is_vtable_stub, int vtable_index);
 
  public:
-  static address     create_stub(bool is_vtable_stub, int vtable_index, Method* method); // return the entry point of a stub for this call
+  static address     find_vtable_stub(int vtable_index) { return find_stub(true,  vtable_index); }
+  static address     find_itable_stub(int itable_index) { return find_stub(false, itable_index); }
   static bool        is_entry_point(address pc);                     // is pc a vtable stub entry point?
   static bool        contains(address pc);                           // is pc within any stub?
   static VtableStub* stub_containing(address pc);                    // stub containing pc or NULL
--- a/src/share/vm/interpreter/interpreterRuntime.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/interpreter/interpreterRuntime.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -496,15 +496,15 @@
 
 IRT_ENTRY(void, InterpreterRuntime::resolve_get_put(JavaThread* thread, Bytecodes::Code bytecode))
   // resolve field
-  FieldAccessInfo info;
+  fieldDescriptor info;
   constantPoolHandle pool(thread, method(thread)->constants());
   bool is_put    = (bytecode == Bytecodes::_putfield  || bytecode == Bytecodes::_putstatic);
   bool is_static = (bytecode == Bytecodes::_getstatic || bytecode == Bytecodes::_putstatic);
 
   {
     JvmtiHideSingleStepping jhss(thread);
-    LinkResolver::resolve_field(info, pool, get_index_u2_cpcache(thread, bytecode),
-                                bytecode, false, CHECK);
+    LinkResolver::resolve_field_access(info, pool, get_index_u2_cpcache(thread, bytecode),
+                                       bytecode, CHECK);
   } // end JvmtiHideSingleStepping
 
   // check if link resolution caused cpCache to be updated
@@ -524,7 +524,7 @@
   // class is intitialized.  This is required so that access to the static
   // field will call the initialization function every time until the class
   // is completely initialized ala. in 2.17.5 in JVM Specification.
-  InstanceKlass *klass = InstanceKlass::cast(info.klass()());
+  InstanceKlass* klass = InstanceKlass::cast(info.field_holder());
   bool uninitialized_static = ((bytecode == Bytecodes::_getstatic || bytecode == Bytecodes::_putstatic) &&
                                !klass->is_initialized());
   Bytecodes::Code get_code = (Bytecodes::Code)0;
@@ -539,9 +539,9 @@
   cache_entry(thread)->set_field(
     get_code,
     put_code,
-    info.klass(),
-    info.field_index(),
-    info.field_offset(),
+    info.field_holder(),
+    info.index(),
+    info.offset(),
     state,
     info.access_flags().is_final(),
     info.access_flags().is_volatile(),
@@ -686,29 +686,55 @@
   if (already_resolved(thread)) return;
 
   if (bytecode == Bytecodes::_invokeinterface) {
-
     if (TraceItables && Verbose) {
       ResourceMark rm(thread);
       tty->print_cr("Resolving: klass: %s to method: %s", info.resolved_klass()->name()->as_C_string(), info.resolved_method()->name()->as_C_string());
     }
+  }
+#ifdef ASSERT
+  if (bytecode == Bytecodes::_invokeinterface) {
     if (info.resolved_method()->method_holder() ==
                                             SystemDictionary::Object_klass()) {
       // NOTE: THIS IS A FIX FOR A CORNER CASE in the JVM spec
-      // (see also cpCacheOop.cpp for details)
+      // (see also CallInfo::set_interface for details)
+      assert(info.call_kind() == CallInfo::vtable_call ||
+             info.call_kind() == CallInfo::direct_call, "");
       methodHandle rm = info.resolved_method();
       assert(rm->is_final() || info.has_vtable_index(),
              "should have been set already");
-      cache_entry(thread)->set_method(bytecode, rm, info.vtable_index());
+    } else if (!info.resolved_method()->has_itable_index()) {
+      // Resolved something like CharSequence.toString.  Use vtable not itable.
+      assert(info.call_kind() != CallInfo::itable_call, "");
     } else {
       // Setup itable entry
-      int index = klassItable::compute_itable_index(info.resolved_method()());
-      cache_entry(thread)->set_interface_call(info.resolved_method(), index);
+      assert(info.call_kind() == CallInfo::itable_call, "");
+      int index = info.resolved_method()->itable_index();
+      assert(info.itable_index() == index, "");
     }
   } else {
-    cache_entry(thread)->set_method(
+    assert(info.call_kind() == CallInfo::direct_call ||
+           info.call_kind() == CallInfo::vtable_call, "");
+  }
+#endif
+  switch (info.call_kind()) {
+  case CallInfo::direct_call:
+    cache_entry(thread)->set_direct_call(
+      bytecode,
+      info.resolved_method());
+    break;
+  case CallInfo::vtable_call:
+    cache_entry(thread)->set_vtable_call(
       bytecode,
       info.resolved_method(),
       info.vtable_index());
+    break;
+  case CallInfo::itable_call:
+    cache_entry(thread)->set_itable_call(
+      bytecode,
+      info.resolved_method(),
+      info.itable_index());
+    break;
+  default:  ShouldNotReachHere();
   }
 }
 IRT_END
--- a/src/share/vm/interpreter/linkResolver.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/interpreter/linkResolver.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -46,19 +46,6 @@
 #include "runtime/thread.inline.hpp"
 #include "runtime/vmThread.hpp"
 
-//------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-// Implementation of FieldAccessInfo
-
-void FieldAccessInfo::set(KlassHandle klass, Symbol* name, int field_index, int field_offset,
-BasicType field_type, AccessFlags access_flags) {
-  _klass        = klass;
-  _name         = name;
-  _field_index  = field_index;
-  _field_offset = field_offset;
-  _field_type   = field_type;
-  _access_flags = access_flags;
-}
-
 
 //------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 // Implementation of CallInfo
@@ -66,26 +53,25 @@
 
 void CallInfo::set_static(KlassHandle resolved_klass, methodHandle resolved_method, TRAPS) {
   int vtable_index = Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index;
-  set_common(resolved_klass, resolved_klass, resolved_method, resolved_method, vtable_index, CHECK);
+  set_common(resolved_klass, resolved_klass, resolved_method, resolved_method, CallInfo::direct_call, vtable_index, CHECK);
 }
 
 
-void CallInfo::set_interface(KlassHandle resolved_klass, KlassHandle selected_klass, methodHandle resolved_method, methodHandle selected_method, TRAPS) {
+void CallInfo::set_interface(KlassHandle resolved_klass, KlassHandle selected_klass, methodHandle resolved_method, methodHandle selected_method, int itable_index, TRAPS) {
   // This is only called for interface methods. If the resolved_method
   // comes from java/lang/Object, it can be the subject of a virtual call, so
   // we should pick the vtable index from the resolved method.
-  // Other than that case, there is no valid vtable index to specify.
-  int vtable_index = Method::invalid_vtable_index;
-  if (resolved_method->method_holder() == SystemDictionary::Object_klass()) {
-    assert(resolved_method->vtable_index() == selected_method->vtable_index(), "sanity check");
-    vtable_index = resolved_method->vtable_index();
-  }
-  set_common(resolved_klass, selected_klass, resolved_method, selected_method, vtable_index, CHECK);
+  // In that case, the caller must call set_virtual instead of set_interface.
+  assert(resolved_method->method_holder()->is_interface(), "");
+  assert(itable_index == resolved_method()->itable_index(), "");
+  set_common(resolved_klass, selected_klass, resolved_method, selected_method, CallInfo::itable_call, itable_index, CHECK);
 }
 
 void CallInfo::set_virtual(KlassHandle resolved_klass, KlassHandle selected_klass, methodHandle resolved_method, methodHandle selected_method, int vtable_index, TRAPS) {
   assert(vtable_index >= 0 || vtable_index == Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index, "valid index");
-  set_common(resolved_klass, selected_klass, resolved_method, selected_method, vtable_index, CHECK);
+  assert(vtable_index < 0 || !resolved_method->has_vtable_index() || vtable_index == resolved_method->vtable_index(), "");
+  CallKind kind = (vtable_index >= 0 && !resolved_method->can_be_statically_bound() ? CallInfo::vtable_call : CallInfo::direct_call);
+  set_common(resolved_klass, selected_klass, resolved_method, selected_method, kind, vtable_index, CHECK);
   assert(!resolved_method->is_compiled_lambda_form(), "these must be handled via an invokehandle call");
 }
 
@@ -98,20 +84,29 @@
          resolved_method->is_compiled_lambda_form(),
          "linkMethod must return one of these");
   int vtable_index = Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index;
-  assert(resolved_method->vtable_index() == vtable_index, "");
-  set_common(resolved_klass, resolved_klass, resolved_method, resolved_method, vtable_index, CHECK);
+  assert(!resolved_method->has_vtable_index(), "");
+  set_common(resolved_klass, resolved_klass, resolved_method, resolved_method, CallInfo::direct_call, vtable_index, CHECK);
   _resolved_appendix    = resolved_appendix;
   _resolved_method_type = resolved_method_type;
 }
 
-void CallInfo::set_common(KlassHandle resolved_klass, KlassHandle selected_klass, methodHandle resolved_method, methodHandle selected_method, int vtable_index, TRAPS) {
+void CallInfo::set_common(KlassHandle resolved_klass,
+                          KlassHandle selected_klass,
+                          methodHandle resolved_method,
+                          methodHandle selected_method,
+                          CallKind kind,
+                          int index,
+                          TRAPS) {
   assert(resolved_method->signature() == selected_method->signature(), "signatures must correspond");
   _resolved_klass  = resolved_klass;
   _selected_klass  = selected_klass;
   _resolved_method = resolved_method;
   _selected_method = selected_method;
-  _vtable_index    = vtable_index;
+  _call_kind       = kind;
+  _call_index      = index;
   _resolved_appendix = Handle();
+  DEBUG_ONLY(verify());  // verify before making side effects
+
   if (CompilationPolicy::must_be_compiled(selected_method)) {
     // This path is unusual, mostly used by the '-Xcomp' stress test mode.
 
@@ -138,6 +133,65 @@
   }
 }
 
+// utility query for unreflecting a method
+CallInfo::CallInfo(Method* resolved_method, Klass* resolved_klass) {
+  Klass* resolved_method_holder = resolved_method->method_holder();
+  if (resolved_klass == NULL) { // 2nd argument defaults to holder of 1st
+    resolved_klass = resolved_method_holder;
+  }
+  _resolved_klass  = resolved_klass;
+  _selected_klass  = resolved_klass;
+  _resolved_method = resolved_method;
+  _selected_method = resolved_method;
+  // classify:
+  CallKind kind = CallInfo::unknown_kind;
+  int index = resolved_method->vtable_index();
+  if (resolved_method->can_be_statically_bound()) {
+    kind = CallInfo::direct_call;
+  } else if (!resolved_method_holder->is_interface()) {
+    // Could be an Object method inherited into an interface, but still a vtable call.
+    kind = CallInfo::vtable_call;
+  } else if (!resolved_klass->is_interface()) {
+    // A miranda method.  Compute the vtable index.
+    ResourceMark rm;
+    klassVtable* vt = InstanceKlass::cast(resolved_klass)->vtable();
+    index = vt->index_of_miranda(resolved_method->name(),
+                                 resolved_method->signature());
+    kind = CallInfo::vtable_call;
+  } else {
+    // A regular interface call.
+    kind = CallInfo::itable_call;
+    index = resolved_method->itable_index();
+  }
+  assert(index == Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index || index >= 0, err_msg("bad index %d", index));
+  _call_kind  = kind;
+  _call_index = index;
+  _resolved_appendix = Handle();
+  DEBUG_ONLY(verify());
+}
+
+#ifdef ASSERT
+void CallInfo::verify() {
+  switch (call_kind()) {  // the meaning and allowed value of index depends on kind
+  case CallInfo::direct_call:
+    if (_call_index == Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index)  break;
+    // else fall through to check vtable index:
+  case CallInfo::vtable_call:
+    assert(resolved_klass()->verify_vtable_index(_call_index), "");
+    break;
+  case CallInfo::itable_call:
+    assert(resolved_method()->method_holder()->verify_itable_index(_call_index), "");
+    break;
+  case CallInfo::unknown_kind:
+    assert(call_kind() != CallInfo::unknown_kind, "CallInfo must be set");
+    break;
+  default:
+    fatal(err_msg_res("Unexpected call kind %d", call_kind()));
+  }
+}
+#endif //ASSERT
+
+
 
 //------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 // Klass resolution
@@ -163,13 +217,6 @@
   result = KlassHandle(THREAD, result_oop);
 }
 
-void LinkResolver::resolve_klass_no_update(KlassHandle& result, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, TRAPS) {
-  Klass* result_oop =
-         ConstantPool::klass_ref_at_if_loaded_check(pool, index, CHECK);
-  result = KlassHandle(THREAD, result_oop);
-}
-
-
 //------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 // Method resolution
 //
@@ -360,7 +407,12 @@
 
 void LinkResolver::resolve_method_statically(methodHandle& resolved_method, KlassHandle& resolved_klass,
                                              Bytecodes::Code code, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, TRAPS) {
-
+  // This method is used only
+  // (1) in C2 from InlineTree::ok_to_inline (via ciMethod::check_call),
+  // and
+  // (2) in Bytecode_invoke::static_target
+  // It appears to fail when applied to an invokeinterface call site.
+  // FIXME: Remove this method and ciMethod::check_call; refactor to use the other LinkResolver entry points.
   // resolve klass
   if (code == Bytecodes::_invokedynamic) {
     resolved_klass = SystemDictionary::MethodHandle_klass();
@@ -580,45 +632,49 @@
   }
 }
 
-void LinkResolver::resolve_field(FieldAccessInfo& result, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, Bytecodes::Code byte, bool check_only, TRAPS) {
-  resolve_field(result, pool, index, byte, check_only, true, CHECK);
+void LinkResolver::resolve_field_access(fieldDescriptor& result, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, Bytecodes::Code byte, TRAPS) {
+  // Load these early in case the resolve of the containing klass fails
+  Symbol* field = pool->name_ref_at(index);
+  Symbol* sig   = pool->signature_ref_at(index);
+
+  // resolve specified klass
+  KlassHandle resolved_klass;
+  resolve_klass(resolved_klass, pool, index, CHECK);
+
+  KlassHandle  current_klass(THREAD, pool->pool_holder());
+  resolve_field(result, resolved_klass, field, sig, current_klass, byte, true, true, CHECK);
 }
 
-void LinkResolver::resolve_field(FieldAccessInfo& result, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, Bytecodes::Code byte, bool check_only, bool update_pool, TRAPS) {
+void LinkResolver::resolve_field(fieldDescriptor& fd, KlassHandle resolved_klass, Symbol* field, Symbol* sig,
+                                 KlassHandle current_klass, Bytecodes::Code byte, bool check_access, bool initialize_class,
+                                 TRAPS) {
   assert(byte == Bytecodes::_getstatic || byte == Bytecodes::_putstatic ||
-         byte == Bytecodes::_getfield  || byte == Bytecodes::_putfield, "bad bytecode");
+         byte == Bytecodes::_getfield  || byte == Bytecodes::_putfield  ||
+         (byte == Bytecodes::_nop && !check_access), "bad field access bytecode");
 
   bool is_static = (byte == Bytecodes::_getstatic || byte == Bytecodes::_putstatic);
   bool is_put    = (byte == Bytecodes::_putfield  || byte == Bytecodes::_putstatic);
 
-  // resolve specified klass
-  KlassHandle resolved_klass;
-  if (update_pool) {
-    resolve_klass(resolved_klass, pool, index, CHECK);
-  } else {
-    resolve_klass_no_update(resolved_klass, pool, index, CHECK);
-  }
-  // Load these early in case the resolve of the containing klass fails
-  Symbol* field = pool->name_ref_at(index);
-  Symbol* sig   = pool->signature_ref_at(index);
   // Check if there's a resolved klass containing the field
-  if( resolved_klass.is_null() ) {
+  if (resolved_klass.is_null()) {
     ResourceMark rm(THREAD);
     THROW_MSG(vmSymbols::java_lang_NoSuchFieldError(), field->as_C_string());
   }
 
   // Resolve instance field
-  fieldDescriptor fd; // find_field initializes fd if found
   KlassHandle sel_klass(THREAD, InstanceKlass::cast(resolved_klass())->find_field(field, sig, &fd));
   // check if field exists; i.e., if a klass containing the field def has been selected
-  if (sel_klass.is_null()){
+  if (sel_klass.is_null()) {
     ResourceMark rm(THREAD);
     THROW_MSG(vmSymbols::java_lang_NoSuchFieldError(), field->as_C_string());
   }
 
+  if (!check_access)
+    // Access checking may be turned off when calling from within the VM.
+    return;
+
   // check access
-  KlassHandle ref_klass(THREAD, pool->pool_holder());
-  check_field_accessability(ref_klass, resolved_klass, sel_klass, fd, CHECK);
+  check_field_accessability(current_klass, resolved_klass, sel_klass, fd, CHECK);
 
   // check for errors
   if (is_static != fd.is_static()) {
@@ -629,7 +685,7 @@
   }
 
   // Final fields can only be accessed from its own class.
-  if (is_put && fd.access_flags().is_final() && sel_klass() != pool->pool_holder()) {
+  if (is_put && fd.access_flags().is_final() && sel_klass() != current_klass()) {
     THROW(vmSymbols::java_lang_IllegalAccessError());
   }
 
@@ -639,19 +695,18 @@
   //
   // note 2: we don't want to force initialization if we are just checking
   //         if the field access is legal; e.g., during compilation
-  if (is_static && !check_only) {
+  if (is_static && initialize_class) {
     sel_klass->initialize(CHECK);
   }
 
-  {
+  if (sel_klass() != current_klass()) {
     HandleMark hm(THREAD);
-    Handle ref_loader (THREAD, InstanceKlass::cast(ref_klass())->class_loader());
+    Handle ref_loader (THREAD, InstanceKlass::cast(current_klass())->class_loader());
     Handle sel_loader (THREAD, InstanceKlass::cast(sel_klass())->class_loader());
-    Symbol*  signature_ref  = pool->signature_ref_at(index);
     {
       ResourceMark rm(THREAD);
       Symbol* failed_type_symbol =
-        SystemDictionary::check_signature_loaders(signature_ref,
+        SystemDictionary::check_signature_loaders(sig,
                                                   ref_loader, sel_loader,
                                                   false,
                                                   CHECK);
@@ -677,9 +732,6 @@
 
   // return information. note that the klass is set to the actual klass containing the
   // field, otherwise access of static fields in superclasses will not work.
-  KlassHandle holder (THREAD, fd.field_holder());
-  Symbol*  name   = fd.name();
-  result.set(holder, name, fd.index(), fd.offset(), fd.field_type(), fd.access_flags());
 }
 
 
@@ -907,10 +959,6 @@
   }
 
   // Virtual methods cannot be resolved before its klass has been linked, for otherwise the Method*'s
-  // has not been rewritten, and the vtable initialized.
-  assert(resolved_method->method_holder()->is_linked(), "must be linked");
-
-  // Virtual methods cannot be resolved before its klass has been linked, for otherwise the Method*'s
   // has not been rewritten, and the vtable initialized. Make sure to do this after the nullcheck, since
   // a missing receiver might result in a bogus lookup.
   assert(resolved_method->method_holder()->is_linked(), "must be linked");
@@ -920,6 +968,7 @@
     vtable_index = vtable_index_of_miranda_method(resolved_klass,
                            resolved_method->name(),
                            resolved_method->signature(), CHECK);
+
     assert(vtable_index >= 0 , "we should have valid vtable index at this point");
 
     InstanceKlass* inst = InstanceKlass::cast(recv_klass());
@@ -927,6 +976,7 @@
   } else {
     // at this point we are sure that resolved_method is virtual and not
     // a miranda method; therefore, it must have a valid vtable index.
+    assert(!resolved_method->has_itable_index(), "");
     vtable_index = resolved_method->vtable_index();
     // We could get a negative vtable_index for final methods,
     // because as an optimization they are they are never put in the vtable,
@@ -1006,6 +1056,12 @@
   lookup_instance_method_in_klasses(sel_method, recv_klass,
             resolved_method->name(),
             resolved_method->signature(), CHECK);
+  if (sel_method.is_null() && !check_null_and_abstract) {
+    // In theory this is a harmless placeholder value, but
+    // in practice leaving in null affects the nsk default method tests.
+    // This needs further study.
+    sel_method = resolved_method;
+  }
   // check if method exists
   if (sel_method.is_null()) {
     ResourceMark rm(THREAD);
@@ -1046,7 +1102,14 @@
                                                       sel_method->signature()));
   }
   // setup result
-  result.set_interface(resolved_klass, recv_klass, resolved_method, sel_method, CHECK);
+  if (!resolved_method->has_itable_index()) {
+    int vtable_index = resolved_method->vtable_index();
+    assert(vtable_index == sel_method->vtable_index(), "sanity check");
+    result.set_virtual(resolved_klass, recv_klass, resolved_method, sel_method, vtable_index, CHECK);
+    return;
+  }
+  int itable_index = resolved_method()->itable_index();
+  result.set_interface(resolved_klass, recv_klass, resolved_method, sel_method, itable_index, CHECK);
 }
 
 
@@ -1293,7 +1356,8 @@
   }
 
   if (TraceMethodHandles) {
-    tty->print_cr("resolve_invokedynamic #%d %s %s",
+      ResourceMark rm(THREAD);
+      tty->print_cr("resolve_invokedynamic #%d %s %s",
                   ConstantPool::decode_invokedynamic_index(index),
                   method_name->as_C_string(), method_signature->as_C_string());
     tty->print("  BSM info: "); bootstrap_specifier->print();
@@ -1342,9 +1406,16 @@
 //------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 #ifndef PRODUCT
 
-void FieldAccessInfo::print() {
+void CallInfo::print() {
   ResourceMark rm;
-  tty->print_cr("Field %s@%d", name()->as_C_string(), field_offset());
+  const char* kindstr = "unknown";
+  switch (_call_kind) {
+  case direct_call: kindstr = "direct"; break;
+  case vtable_call: kindstr = "vtable"; break;
+  case itable_call: kindstr = "itable"; break;
+  }
+  tty->print_cr("Call %s@%d %s", kindstr, _call_index,
+                _resolved_method.is_null() ? "(none)" : _resolved_method->name_and_sig_as_C_string());
 }
 
 #endif
--- a/src/share/vm/interpreter/linkResolver.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/interpreter/linkResolver.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 1997, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 1997, 2013, 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
@@ -30,63 +30,54 @@
 
 // All the necessary definitions for run-time link resolution.
 
-// LinkInfo & its subclasses provide all the information gathered
-// for a particular link after resolving it. A link is any reference
+// CallInfo provides all the information gathered for a particular
+// linked call site after resolving it. A link is any reference
 // made from within the bytecodes of a method to an object outside of
 // that method. If the info is invalid, the link has not been resolved
 // successfully.
 
-class LinkInfo VALUE_OBJ_CLASS_SPEC {
-};
-
-
-// Link information for getfield/putfield & getstatic/putstatic bytecodes.
-
-class FieldAccessInfo: public LinkInfo {
- protected:
-  KlassHandle  _klass;
-  Symbol*      _name;
-  AccessFlags  _access_flags;
-  int          _field_index;  // original index in the klass
-  int          _field_offset;
-  BasicType    _field_type;
-
+class CallInfo VALUE_OBJ_CLASS_SPEC {
  public:
-  void         set(KlassHandle klass, Symbol* name, int field_index, int field_offset,
-                 BasicType field_type, AccessFlags access_flags);
-  KlassHandle  klass() const                     { return _klass; }
-  Symbol* name() const                           { return _name; }
-  int          field_index() const               { return _field_index; }
-  int          field_offset() const              { return _field_offset; }
-  BasicType    field_type() const                { return _field_type; }
-  AccessFlags  access_flags() const              { return _access_flags; }
-
-  // debugging
-  void print()  PRODUCT_RETURN;
-};
-
-
-// Link information for all calls.
-
-class CallInfo: public LinkInfo {
+  // Ways that a method call might be selected (or not) based on receiver type.
+  // Note that an invokevirtual instruction might be linked with no_dispatch,
+  // and an invokeinterface instruction might be linked with any of the three options
+  enum CallKind {
+    direct_call,                        // jump into resolved_method (must be concrete)
+    vtable_call,                        // select recv.klass.method_at_vtable(index)
+    itable_call,                        // select recv.klass.method_at_itable(resolved_method.holder, index)
+    unknown_kind = -1
+  };
  private:
-  KlassHandle  _resolved_klass;         // static receiver klass
+  KlassHandle  _resolved_klass;         // static receiver klass, resolved from a symbolic reference
   KlassHandle  _selected_klass;         // dynamic receiver class (same as static, or subklass)
   methodHandle _resolved_method;        // static target method
   methodHandle _selected_method;        // dynamic (actual) target method
-  int          _vtable_index;           // vtable index of selected method
+  CallKind     _call_kind;              // kind of call (static(=bytecode static/special +
+                                        //               others inferred), vtable, itable)
+  int          _call_index;             // vtable or itable index of selected class method (if any)
   Handle       _resolved_appendix;      // extra argument in constant pool (if CPCE::has_appendix)
   Handle       _resolved_method_type;   // MethodType (for invokedynamic and invokehandle call sites)
 
   void         set_static(   KlassHandle resolved_klass,                             methodHandle resolved_method                                                       , TRAPS);
-  void         set_interface(KlassHandle resolved_klass, KlassHandle selected_klass, methodHandle resolved_method, methodHandle selected_method                         , TRAPS);
+  void         set_interface(KlassHandle resolved_klass, KlassHandle selected_klass, methodHandle resolved_method, methodHandle selected_method, int itable_index       , TRAPS);
   void         set_virtual(  KlassHandle resolved_klass, KlassHandle selected_klass, methodHandle resolved_method, methodHandle selected_method, int vtable_index       , TRAPS);
   void         set_handle(                                                           methodHandle resolved_method, Handle resolved_appendix, Handle resolved_method_type, TRAPS);
-  void         set_common(   KlassHandle resolved_klass, KlassHandle selected_klass, methodHandle resolved_method, methodHandle selected_method, int vtable_index       , TRAPS);
+  void         set_common(   KlassHandle resolved_klass, KlassHandle selected_klass, methodHandle resolved_method, methodHandle selected_method, CallKind kind, int index, TRAPS);
 
   friend class LinkResolver;
 
  public:
+  CallInfo() {
+#ifndef PRODUCT
+    _call_kind  = CallInfo::unknown_kind;
+    _call_index = Method::garbage_vtable_index;
+#endif //PRODUCT
+  }
+
+  // utility to extract an effective CallInfo from a method and an optional receiver limit
+  // does not queue the method for compilation
+  CallInfo(Method* resolved_method, Klass* resolved_klass = NULL);
+
   KlassHandle  resolved_klass() const            { return _resolved_klass; }
   KlassHandle  selected_klass() const            { return _selected_klass; }
   methodHandle resolved_method() const           { return _resolved_method; }
@@ -95,21 +86,43 @@
   Handle       resolved_method_type() const      { return _resolved_method_type; }
 
   BasicType    result_type() const               { return selected_method()->result_type(); }
-  bool         has_vtable_index() const          { return _vtable_index >= 0; }
-  bool         is_statically_bound() const       { return _vtable_index == Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index; }
+  CallKind     call_kind() const                 { return _call_kind; }
+  int          call_index() const                { return _call_index; }
   int          vtable_index() const {
     // Even for interface calls the vtable index could be non-negative.
     // See CallInfo::set_interface.
     assert(has_vtable_index() || is_statically_bound(), "");
-    return _vtable_index;
+    assert(call_kind() == vtable_call || call_kind() == direct_call, "");
+    // The returned value is < 0 if the call is statically bound.
+    // But, the returned value may be >= 0 even if the kind is direct_call.
+    // It is up to the caller to decide which way to go.
+    return _call_index;
   }
+  int          itable_index() const {
+    assert(call_kind() == itable_call, "");
+    // The returned value is always >= 0, a valid itable index.
+    return _call_index;
+  }
+
+  // debugging
+#ifdef ASSERT
+  bool         has_vtable_index() const          { return _call_index >= 0 && _call_kind != CallInfo::itable_call; }
+  bool         is_statically_bound() const       { return _call_index == Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index; }
+#endif //ASSERT
+  void         verify() PRODUCT_RETURN;
+  void         print()  PRODUCT_RETURN;
 };
 
+// Link information for getfield/putfield & getstatic/putstatic bytecodes
+// is represented using a fieldDescriptor.
 
 // The LinkResolver is used to resolve constant-pool references at run-time.
 // It does all necessary link-time checks & throws exceptions if necessary.
 
 class LinkResolver: AllStatic {
+  friend class klassVtable;
+  friend class klassItable;
+
  private:
   static void lookup_method_in_klasses          (methodHandle& result, KlassHandle klass, Symbol* name, Symbol* signature, TRAPS);
   static void lookup_instance_method_in_klasses (methodHandle& result, KlassHandle klass, Symbol* name, Symbol* signature, TRAPS);
@@ -120,7 +133,6 @@
   static int vtable_index_of_miranda_method(KlassHandle klass, Symbol* name, Symbol* signature, TRAPS);
 
   static void resolve_klass           (KlassHandle& result, constantPoolHandle  pool, int index, TRAPS);
-  static void resolve_klass_no_update (KlassHandle& result, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, TRAPS); // no update of constantPool entry
 
   static void resolve_pool  (KlassHandle& resolved_klass, Symbol*& method_name, Symbol*& method_signature, KlassHandle& current_klass, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, TRAPS);
 
@@ -148,9 +160,16 @@
                                         Bytecodes::Code code, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, TRAPS);
 
   // runtime/static resolving for fields
-  static void resolve_field(FieldAccessInfo& result, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, Bytecodes::Code byte, bool check_only, TRAPS);
-  // takes an extra bool argument "update_pool" to decide whether to update the constantPool during klass resolution.
-  static void resolve_field(FieldAccessInfo& result, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, Bytecodes::Code byte, bool check_only, bool update_pool, TRAPS);
+  static void resolve_field_access(fieldDescriptor& result, constantPoolHandle pool, int index, Bytecodes::Code byte, TRAPS);
+  static void resolve_field(fieldDescriptor& result, KlassHandle resolved_klass, Symbol* field_name, Symbol* field_signature,
+                            KlassHandle current_klass, Bytecodes::Code access_kind, bool check_access, bool initialize_class, TRAPS);
+
+  // source of access_kind codes:
+  static Bytecodes::Code field_access_kind(bool is_static, bool is_put) {
+    return (is_static
+            ? (is_put ? Bytecodes::_putstatic : Bytecodes::_getstatic)
+            : (is_put ? Bytecodes::_putfield  : Bytecodes::_getfield ));
+  }
 
   // runtime resolving:
   //   resolved_klass = specified class (i.e., static receiver class)
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/constantPool.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/constantPool.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -396,32 +396,6 @@
 }
 
 
-// This is an interface for the compiler that allows accessing non-resolved entries
-// in the constant pool - but still performs the validations tests. Must be used
-// in a pre-parse of the compiler - to determine what it can do and not do.
-// Note: We cannot update the ConstantPool from the vm_thread.
-Klass* ConstantPool::klass_ref_at_if_loaded_check(constantPoolHandle this_oop, int index, TRAPS) {
-  int which = this_oop->klass_ref_index_at(index);
-  CPSlot entry = this_oop->slot_at(which);
-  if (entry.is_resolved()) {
-    assert(entry.get_klass()->is_klass(), "must be");
-    return entry.get_klass();
-  } else {
-    assert(entry.is_unresolved(), "must be either symbol or klass");
-    Symbol*  name  = entry.get_symbol();
-    oop loader = this_oop->pool_holder()->class_loader();
-    oop protection_domain = this_oop->pool_holder()->protection_domain();
-    Handle h_loader(THREAD, loader);
-    Handle h_prot  (THREAD, protection_domain);
-    KlassHandle k(THREAD, SystemDictionary::find(name, h_loader, h_prot, THREAD));
-
-    // Do access check for klasses
-    if( k.not_null() ) verify_constant_pool_resolve(this_oop, k, CHECK_NULL);
-    return k();
-  }
-}
-
-
 Method* ConstantPool::method_at_if_loaded(constantPoolHandle cpool,
                                                    int which) {
   if (cpool->cache() == NULL)  return NULL;  // nothing to load yet
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/constantPool.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/constantPool.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -730,8 +730,6 @@
   static oop         method_type_at_if_loaded      (constantPoolHandle this_oop, int which);
   static Klass*            klass_at_if_loaded      (constantPoolHandle this_oop, int which);
   static Klass*        klass_ref_at_if_loaded      (constantPoolHandle this_oop, int which);
-  // Same as above - but does LinkResolving.
-  static Klass*        klass_ref_at_if_loaded_check(constantPoolHandle this_oop, int which, TRAPS);
 
   // Routines currently used for annotations (only called by jvm.cpp) but which might be used in the
   // future by other Java code. These take constant pool indices rather than
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/cpCache.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/cpCache.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -140,9 +140,10 @@
             err_msg("size must not change: parameter_size=%d, value=%d", parameter_size(), value));
 }
 
-void ConstantPoolCacheEntry::set_method(Bytecodes::Code invoke_code,
-                                        methodHandle method,
-                                        int vtable_index) {
+void ConstantPoolCacheEntry::set_direct_or_vtable_call(Bytecodes::Code invoke_code,
+                                                       methodHandle method,
+                                                       int vtable_index) {
+  bool is_vtable_call = (vtable_index >= 0);  // FIXME: split this method on this boolean
   assert(method->interpreter_entry() != NULL, "should have been set at this point");
   assert(!method->is_obsolete(),  "attempt to write obsolete method to cpCache");
 
@@ -160,7 +161,8 @@
       // ...and fall through as if we were handling invokevirtual:
     case Bytecodes::_invokevirtual:
       {
-        if (method->can_be_statically_bound()) {
+        if (!is_vtable_call) {
+          assert(method->can_be_statically_bound(), "");
           // set_f2_as_vfinal_method checks if is_vfinal flag is true.
           set_method_flags(as_TosState(method->result_type()),
                            (                             1      << is_vfinal_shift) |
@@ -169,6 +171,7 @@
                            method()->size_of_parameters());
           set_f2_as_vfinal_method(method());
         } else {
+          assert(!method->can_be_statically_bound(), "");
           assert(vtable_index >= 0, "valid index");
           assert(!method->is_final_method(), "sanity");
           set_method_flags(as_TosState(method->result_type()),
@@ -182,6 +185,7 @@
 
     case Bytecodes::_invokespecial:
     case Bytecodes::_invokestatic:
+      assert(!is_vtable_call, "");
       // Note:  Read and preserve the value of the is_vfinal flag on any
       // invokevirtual bytecode shared with this constant pool cache entry.
       // It is cheap and safe to consult is_vfinal() at all times.
@@ -232,8 +236,22 @@
   NOT_PRODUCT(verify(tty));
 }
 
+void ConstantPoolCacheEntry::set_direct_call(Bytecodes::Code invoke_code, methodHandle method) {
+  int index = Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index;
+  // index < 0; FIXME: inline and customize set_direct_or_vtable_call
+  set_direct_or_vtable_call(invoke_code, method, index);
+}
 
-void ConstantPoolCacheEntry::set_interface_call(methodHandle method, int index) {
+void ConstantPoolCacheEntry::set_vtable_call(Bytecodes::Code invoke_code, methodHandle method, int index) {
+  // either the method is a miranda or its holder should accept the given index
+  assert(method->method_holder()->is_interface() || method->method_holder()->verify_vtable_index(index), "");
+  // index >= 0; FIXME: inline and customize set_direct_or_vtable_call
+  set_direct_or_vtable_call(invoke_code, method, index);
+}
+
+void ConstantPoolCacheEntry::set_itable_call(Bytecodes::Code invoke_code, methodHandle method, int index) {
+  assert(method->method_holder()->verify_itable_index(index), "");
+  assert(invoke_code == Bytecodes::_invokeinterface, "");
   InstanceKlass* interf = method->method_holder();
   assert(interf->is_interface(), "must be an interface");
   assert(!method->is_final_method(), "interfaces do not have final methods; cannot link to one here");
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/cpCache.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/cpCache.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -219,15 +219,29 @@
     Klass*          root_klass                   // needed by the GC to dirty the klass
   );
 
-  void set_method(                               // sets entry to resolved method entry
+ private:
+  void set_direct_or_vtable_call(
     Bytecodes::Code invoke_code,                 // the bytecode used for invoking the method
     methodHandle    method,                      // the method/prototype if any (NULL, otherwise)
     int             vtable_index                 // the vtable index if any, else negative
   );
 
-  void set_interface_call(
-    methodHandle method,                         // Resolved method
-    int index                                    // Method index into interface
+ public:
+  void set_direct_call(                          // sets entry to exact concrete method entry
+    Bytecodes::Code invoke_code,                 // the bytecode used for invoking the method
+    methodHandle    method                       // the method to call
+  );
+
+  void set_vtable_call(                          // sets entry to vtable index
+    Bytecodes::Code invoke_code,                 // the bytecode used for invoking the method
+    methodHandle    method,                      // resolved method which declares the vtable index
+    int             vtable_index                 // the vtable index
+  );
+
+  void set_itable_call(
+    Bytecodes::Code invoke_code,                 // the bytecode used; must be invokeinterface
+    methodHandle method,                         // the resolved interface method
+    int itable_index                             // index into itable for the method
   );
 
   void set_method_handle(
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/fieldStreams.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/fieldStreams.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 2011, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 2011, 2013, 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
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@
 
 #include "oops/instanceKlass.hpp"
 #include "oops/fieldInfo.hpp"
+#include "runtime/fieldDescriptor.hpp"
 
 // The is the base class for iteration over the fields array
 // describing the declared fields in the class.  Several subclasses
@@ -43,8 +44,10 @@
   int                 _index;
   int                 _limit;
   int                 _generic_signature_slot;
+  fieldDescriptor     _fd_buf;
 
   FieldInfo* field() const { return FieldInfo::from_field_array(_fields, _index); }
+  InstanceKlass* field_holder() const { return _constants->pool_holder(); }
 
   int init_generic_signature_start_slot() {
     int length = _fields->length();
@@ -102,6 +105,7 @@
     _index = 0;
     _limit = klass->java_fields_count();
     init_generic_signature_start_slot();
+    assert(klass == field_holder(), "");
   }
   FieldStreamBase(instanceKlassHandle klass) {
     _fields = klass->fields();
@@ -109,6 +113,7 @@
     _index = 0;
     _limit = klass->java_fields_count();
     init_generic_signature_start_slot();
+    assert(klass == field_holder(), "");
   }
 
   // accessors
@@ -180,6 +185,12 @@
     return field()->contended_group();
   }
 
+  // bridge to a heavier API:
+  fieldDescriptor& field_descriptor() const {
+    fieldDescriptor& field = const_cast<fieldDescriptor&>(_fd_buf);
+    field.reinitialize(field_holder(), _index);
+    return field;
+  }
 };
 
 // Iterate over only the internal fields
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/instanceKlass.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/instanceKlass.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -286,7 +286,6 @@
   init_previous_versions();
   set_generic_signature_index(0);
   release_set_methods_jmethod_ids(NULL);
-  release_set_methods_cached_itable_indices(NULL);
   set_annotations(NULL);
   set_jvmti_cached_class_field_map(NULL);
   set_initial_method_idnum(0);
@@ -1149,7 +1148,7 @@
     Symbol* f_name = fs.name();
     Symbol* f_sig  = fs.signature();
     if (f_name == name && f_sig == sig) {
-      fd->initialize(const_cast<InstanceKlass*>(this), fs.index());
+      fd->reinitialize(const_cast<InstanceKlass*>(this), fs.index());
       return true;
     }
   }
@@ -1218,7 +1217,7 @@
 bool InstanceKlass::find_local_field_from_offset(int offset, bool is_static, fieldDescriptor* fd) const {
   for (JavaFieldStream fs(this); !fs.done(); fs.next()) {
     if (fs.offset() == offset) {
-      fd->initialize(const_cast<InstanceKlass*>(this), fs.index());
+      fd->reinitialize(const_cast<InstanceKlass*>(this), fs.index());
       if (fd->is_static() == is_static) return true;
     }
   }
@@ -1251,8 +1250,7 @@
 void InstanceKlass::do_local_static_fields(FieldClosure* cl) {
   for (JavaFieldStream fs(this); !fs.done(); fs.next()) {
     if (fs.access_flags().is_static()) {
-      fieldDescriptor fd;
-      fd.initialize(this, fs.index());
+      fieldDescriptor& fd = fs.field_descriptor();
       cl->do_field(&fd);
     }
   }
@@ -1268,8 +1266,7 @@
 void InstanceKlass::do_local_static_fields_impl(instanceKlassHandle this_oop, void f(fieldDescriptor* fd, TRAPS), TRAPS) {
   for (JavaFieldStream fs(this_oop()); !fs.done(); fs.next()) {
     if (fs.access_flags().is_static()) {
-      fieldDescriptor fd;
-      fd.initialize(this_oop(), fs.index());
+      fieldDescriptor& fd = fs.field_descriptor();
       f(&fd, CHECK);
     }
   }
@@ -1291,7 +1288,7 @@
   int* fields_sorted = NEW_C_HEAP_ARRAY(int, 2*(length+1), mtClass);
   int j = 0;
   for (int i = 0; i < length; i += 1) {
-    fd.initialize(this, i);
+    fd.reinitialize(this, i);
     if (!fd.is_static()) {
       fields_sorted[j + 0] = fd.offset();
       fields_sorted[j + 1] = i;
@@ -1303,7 +1300,7 @@
     // _sort_Fn is defined in growableArray.hpp.
     qsort(fields_sorted, length/2, 2*sizeof(int), (_sort_Fn)compare_fields_by_offset);
     for (int i = 0; i < length; i += 2) {
-      fd.initialize(this, fields_sorted[i + 1]);
+      fd.reinitialize(this, fields_sorted[i + 1]);
       assert(!fd.is_static() && fd.offset() == fields_sorted[i], "only nonstatic fields");
       cl->do_field(&fd);
     }
@@ -1686,87 +1683,6 @@
 }
 
 
-// Cache an itable index
-void InstanceKlass::set_cached_itable_index(size_t idnum, int index) {
-  int* indices = methods_cached_itable_indices_acquire();
-  int* to_dealloc_indices = NULL;
-
-  // We use a double-check locking idiom here because this cache is
-  // performance sensitive. In the normal system, this cache only
-  // transitions from NULL to non-NULL which is safe because we use
-  // release_set_methods_cached_itable_indices() to advertise the
-  // new cache. A partially constructed cache should never be seen
-  // by a racing thread. Cache reads and writes proceed without a
-  // lock, but creation of the cache itself requires no leaks so a
-  // lock is generally acquired in that case.
-  //
-  // If the RedefineClasses() API has been used, then this cache can
-  // grow and we'll have transitions from non-NULL to bigger non-NULL.
-  // Cache creation requires no leaks and we require safety between all
-  // cache accesses and freeing of the old cache so a lock is generally
-  // acquired when the RedefineClasses() API has been used.
-
-  if (indices == NULL || idnum_can_increment()) {
-    // we need a cache or the cache can grow
-    MutexLocker ml(JNICachedItableIndex_lock);
-    // reacquire the cache to see if another thread already did the work
-    indices = methods_cached_itable_indices_acquire();
-    size_t length = 0;
-    // cache size is stored in element[0], other elements offset by one
-    if (indices == NULL || (length = (size_t)indices[0]) <= idnum) {
-      size_t size = MAX2(idnum+1, (size_t)idnum_allocated_count());
-      int* new_indices = NEW_C_HEAP_ARRAY(int, size+1, mtClass);
-      new_indices[0] = (int)size;
-      // copy any existing entries
-      size_t i;
-      for (i = 0; i < length; i++) {
-        new_indices[i+1] = indices[i+1];
-      }
-      // Set all the rest to -1
-      for (i = length; i < size; i++) {
-        new_indices[i+1] = -1;
-      }
-      if (indices != NULL) {
-        // We have an old cache to delete so save it for after we
-        // drop the lock.
-        to_dealloc_indices = indices;
-      }
-      release_set_methods_cached_itable_indices(indices = new_indices);
-    }
-
-    if (idnum_can_increment()) {
-      // this cache can grow so we have to write to it safely
-      indices[idnum+1] = index;
-    }
-  } else {
-    CHECK_UNHANDLED_OOPS_ONLY(Thread::current()->clear_unhandled_oops());
-  }
-
-  if (!idnum_can_increment()) {
-    // The cache cannot grow and this JNI itable index value does not
-    // have to be unique like a jmethodID. If there is a race to set it,
-    // it doesn't matter.
-    indices[idnum+1] = index;
-  }
-
-  if (to_dealloc_indices != NULL) {
-    // we allocated a new cache so free the old one
-    FreeHeap(to_dealloc_indices);
-  }
-}
-
-
-// Retrieve a cached itable index
-int InstanceKlass::cached_itable_index(size_t idnum) {
-  int* indices = methods_cached_itable_indices_acquire();
-  if (indices != NULL && ((size_t)indices[0]) > idnum) {
-     // indices exist and are long enough, retrieve possible cached
-    return indices[idnum+1];
-  }
-  return -1;
-}
-
-
 //
 // Walk the list of dependent nmethods searching for nmethods which
 // are dependent on the changes that were passed in and mark them for
@@ -2326,12 +2242,6 @@
     }
   }
 
-  int* indices = methods_cached_itable_indices_acquire();
-  if (indices != (int*)NULL) {
-    release_set_methods_cached_itable_indices(NULL);
-    FreeHeap(indices);
-  }
-
   // release dependencies
   nmethodBucket* b = _dependencies;
   _dependencies = NULL;
@@ -2782,6 +2692,18 @@
   "allocated", "loaded", "linked", "being_initialized", "fully_initialized", "initialization_error"
 };
 
+static void print_vtable(intptr_t* start, int len, outputStream* st) {
+  for (int i = 0; i < len; i++) {
+    intptr_t e = start[i];
+    st->print("%d : " INTPTR_FORMAT, i, e);
+    if (e != 0 && ((Metadata*)e)->is_metaspace_object()) {
+      st->print(" ");
+      ((Metadata*)e)->print_value_on(st);
+    }
+    st->cr();
+  }
+}
+
 void InstanceKlass::print_on(outputStream* st) const {
   assert(is_klass(), "must be klass");
   Klass::print_on(st);
@@ -2816,7 +2738,7 @@
 
   st->print(BULLET"arrays:            "); array_klasses()->print_value_on_maybe_null(st); st->cr();
   st->print(BULLET"methods:           "); methods()->print_value_on(st);                  st->cr();
-  if (Verbose) {
+  if (Verbose || WizardMode) {
     Array<Method*>* method_array = methods();
     for(int i = 0; i < method_array->length(); i++) {
       st->print("%d : ", i); method_array->at(i)->print_value(); st->cr();
@@ -2874,7 +2796,9 @@
   st->print(BULLET"inner classes:     "); inner_classes()->print_value_on(st);     st->cr();
   st->print(BULLET"java mirror:       "); java_mirror()->print_value_on(st);       st->cr();
   st->print(BULLET"vtable length      %d  (start addr: " INTPTR_FORMAT ")", vtable_length(), start_of_vtable());  st->cr();
+  if (vtable_length() > 0 && (Verbose || WizardMode))  print_vtable(start_of_vtable(), vtable_length(), st);
   st->print(BULLET"itable length      %d (start addr: " INTPTR_FORMAT ")", itable_length(), start_of_itable()); st->cr();
+  if (itable_length() > 0 && (Verbose || WizardMode))  print_vtable(start_of_itable(), itable_length(), st);
   st->print_cr(BULLET"---- static fields (%d words):", static_field_size());
   FieldPrinter print_static_field(st);
   ((InstanceKlass*)this)->do_local_static_fields(&print_static_field);
@@ -2896,6 +2820,7 @@
 
 void InstanceKlass::print_value_on(outputStream* st) const {
   assert(is_klass(), "must be klass");
+  if (Verbose || WizardMode)  access_flags().print_on(st);
   name()->print_value_on(st);
 }
 
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/instanceKlass.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/instanceKlass.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -245,7 +245,6 @@
   MemberNameTable* _member_names;        // Member names
   JNIid*          _jni_ids;              // First JNI identifier for static fields in this class
   jmethodID*      _methods_jmethod_ids;  // jmethodIDs corresponding to method_idnum, or NULL if none
-  int*            _methods_cached_itable_indices;  // itable_index cache for JNI invoke corresponding to methods idnum, or NULL
   nmethodBucket*  _dependencies;         // list of dependent nmethods
   nmethod*        _osr_nmethods_head;    // Head of list of on-stack replacement nmethods for this class
   BreakpointInfo* _breakpoints;          // bpt lists, managed by Method*
@@ -690,10 +689,6 @@
                 size_t *length_p, jmethodID* id_p);
   jmethodID jmethod_id_or_null(Method* method);
 
-  // cached itable index support
-  void set_cached_itable_index(size_t idnum, int index);
-  int cached_itable_index(size_t idnum);
-
   // annotations support
   Annotations* annotations() const          { return _annotations; }
   void set_annotations(Annotations* anno)   { _annotations = anno; }
@@ -994,11 +989,6 @@
   void release_set_methods_jmethod_ids(jmethodID* jmeths)
          { OrderAccess::release_store_ptr(&_methods_jmethod_ids, jmeths); }
 
-  int* methods_cached_itable_indices_acquire() const
-         { return (int*)OrderAccess::load_ptr_acquire(&_methods_cached_itable_indices); }
-  void release_set_methods_cached_itable_indices(int* indices)
-         { OrderAccess::release_store_ptr(&_methods_cached_itable_indices, indices); }
-
   // Lock during initialization
 public:
   // Lock for (1) initialization; (2) access to the ConstantPool of this class.
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/klass.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/klass.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -674,13 +674,23 @@
 
 #ifndef PRODUCT
 
-void Klass::verify_vtable_index(int i) {
+bool Klass::verify_vtable_index(int i) {
   if (oop_is_instance()) {
-    assert(i>=0 && i<((InstanceKlass*)this)->vtable_length()/vtableEntry::size(), "index out of bounds");
+    int limit = ((InstanceKlass*)this)->vtable_length()/vtableEntry::size();
+    assert(i >= 0 && i < limit, err_msg("index %d out of bounds %d", i, limit));
   } else {
     assert(oop_is_array(), "Must be");
-    assert(i>=0 && i<((ArrayKlass*)this)->vtable_length()/vtableEntry::size(), "index out of bounds");
+    int limit = ((ArrayKlass*)this)->vtable_length()/vtableEntry::size();
+    assert(i >= 0 && i < limit, err_msg("index %d out of bounds %d", i, limit));
   }
+  return true;
+}
+
+bool Klass::verify_itable_index(int i) {
+  assert(oop_is_instance(), "");
+  int method_count = klassItable::method_count_for_interface(this);
+  assert(i >= 0 && i < method_count, "index out of bounds");
+  return true;
 }
 
 #endif
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/klass.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/klass.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -699,7 +699,8 @@
   void verify(bool check_dictionary = true) { verify_on(tty, check_dictionary); }
 
 #ifndef PRODUCT
-  void verify_vtable_index(int index);
+  bool verify_vtable_index(int index);
+  bool verify_itable_index(int index);
 #endif
 
   virtual void oop_verify_on(oop obj, outputStream* st);
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/klassVtable.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/klassVtable.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -47,11 +47,12 @@
 
 
 // this function computes the vtable size (including the size needed for miranda
-// methods) and the number of miranda methods in this class
+// methods) and the number of miranda methods in this class.
 // Note on Miranda methods: Let's say there is a class C that implements
-// interface I.  Let's say there is a method m in I that neither C nor any
-// of its super classes implement (i.e there is no method of any access, with
-// the same name and signature as m), then m is a Miranda method which is
+// interface I, and none of C's superclasses implements I.
+// Let's say there is an abstract method m in I that neither C
+// nor any of its super classes implement (i.e there is no method of any access,
+// with the same name and signature as m), then m is a Miranda method which is
 // entered as a public abstract method in C's vtable.  From then on it should
 // treated as any other public method in C for method over-ride purposes.
 void klassVtable::compute_vtable_size_and_num_mirandas(
@@ -111,10 +112,13 @@
 }
 
 int klassVtable::index_of(Method* m, int len) const {
-  assert(m->vtable_index() >= 0, "do not ask this of non-vtable methods");
+  assert(m->has_vtable_index(), "do not ask this of non-vtable methods");
   return m->vtable_index();
 }
 
+// Copy super class's vtable to the first part (prefix) of this class's vtable,
+// and return the number of entries copied.  Expects that 'super' is the Java
+// super class (arrays can have "array" super classes that must be skipped).
 int klassVtable::initialize_from_super(KlassHandle super) {
   if (super.is_null()) {
     return 0;
@@ -139,14 +143,14 @@
   }
 }
 
-// Revised lookup semantics   introduced 1.3 (Kestral beta)
+//
+// Revised lookup semantics   introduced 1.3 (Kestrel beta)
 void klassVtable::initialize_vtable(bool checkconstraints, TRAPS) {
 
   // Note:  Arrays can have intermediate array supers.  Use java_super to skip them.
   KlassHandle super (THREAD, klass()->java_super());
   int nofNewEntries = 0;
 
-
   if (PrintVtables && !klass()->oop_is_array()) {
     ResourceMark rm(THREAD);
     tty->print_cr("Initializing: %s", _klass->name()->as_C_string());
@@ -174,8 +178,10 @@
     int len = methods->length();
     int initialized = super_vtable_len;
 
-    // update_inherited_vtable can stop for gc - ensure using handles
+    // Check each of this class's methods against super;
+    // if override, replace in copy of super vtable, otherwise append to end
     for (int i = 0; i < len; i++) {
+      // update_inherited_vtable can stop for gc - ensure using handles
       HandleMark hm(THREAD);
       assert(methods->at(i)->is_method(), "must be a Method*");
       methodHandle mh(THREAD, methods->at(i));
@@ -189,11 +195,11 @@
       }
     }
 
-    // add miranda methods; it will also update the value of initialized
-    fill_in_mirandas(&initialized);
+    // add miranda methods to end of vtable.
+    initialized = fill_in_mirandas(initialized);
 
     // In class hierarchies where the accessibility is not increasing (i.e., going from private ->
-    // package_private -> publicprotected), the vtable might actually be smaller than our initial
+    // package_private -> public/protected), the vtable might actually be smaller than our initial
     // calculation.
     assert(initialized <= _length, "vtable initialization failed");
     for(;initialized < _length; initialized++) {
@@ -248,14 +254,8 @@
   return superk;
 }
 
-// Methods that are "effectively" final don't need vtable entries.
-bool method_is_effectively_final(
-    AccessFlags klass_flags, methodHandle target) {
-  return target->is_final() || klass_flags.is_final() && !target->is_overpass();
-}
-
 // Update child's copy of super vtable for overrides
-// OR return true if a new vtable entry is required
+// OR return true if a new vtable entry is required.
 // Only called for InstanceKlass's, i.e. not for arrays
 // If that changed, could not use _klass as handle for klass
 bool klassVtable::update_inherited_vtable(InstanceKlass* klass, methodHandle target_method, int super_vtable_len,
@@ -263,6 +263,7 @@
   ResourceMark rm;
   bool allocate_new = true;
   assert(klass->oop_is_instance(), "must be InstanceKlass");
+  assert(klass == target_method()->method_holder(), "caller resp.");
 
   // Initialize the method's vtable index to "nonvirtual".
   // If we allocate a vtable entry, we will update it to a non-negative number.
@@ -273,11 +274,17 @@
     return false;
   }
 
-  if (method_is_effectively_final(klass->access_flags(), target_method)) {
+  if (target_method->is_final_method(klass->access_flags())) {
     // a final method never needs a new entry; final methods can be statically
     // resolved and they have to be present in the vtable only if they override
     // a super's method, in which case they re-use its entry
     allocate_new = false;
+  } else if (klass->is_interface()) {
+    allocate_new = false;  // see note below in needs_new_vtable_entry
+    // An interface never allocates new vtable slots, only inherits old ones.
+    // This method will either be assigned its own itable index later,
+    // or be assigned an inherited vtable index in the loop below.
+    target_method()->set_vtable_index(Method::pending_itable_index);
   }
 
   // we need a new entry if there is no superclass
@@ -411,8 +418,14 @@
                                          Symbol* classname,
                                          AccessFlags class_flags,
                                          TRAPS) {
+  if (class_flags.is_interface()) {
+    // Interfaces do not use vtables, so there is no point to assigning
+    // a vtable index to any of their methods.  If we refrain from doing this,
+    // we can use Method::_vtable_index to hold the itable index
+    return false;
+  }
 
-  if (method_is_effectively_final(class_flags, target_method) ||
+  if (target_method->is_final_method(class_flags) ||
       // a final method never needs a new entry; final methods can be statically
       // resolved and they have to be present in the vtable only if they override
       // a super's method, in which case they re-use its entry
@@ -500,7 +513,8 @@
   return Method::invalid_vtable_index;
 }
 
-// check if an entry is miranda
+// check if an entry at an index is miranda
+// requires that method m at entry be declared ("held") by an interface.
 bool klassVtable::is_miranda_entry_at(int i) {
   Method* m = method_at(i);
   Klass* method_holder = m->method_holder();
@@ -516,7 +530,9 @@
   return false;
 }
 
-// check if a method is a miranda method, given a class's methods table and it's super
+// check if a method is a miranda method, given a class's methods table and its super
+// "miranda" means not static, not defined by this class, and not defined
+// in super unless it is private and therefore inaccessible to this class.
 // the caller must make sure that the method belongs to an interface implemented by the class
 bool klassVtable::is_miranda(Method* m, Array<Method*>* class_methods, Klass* super) {
   if (m->is_static()) {
@@ -541,6 +557,14 @@
   return false;
 }
 
+// Scans current_interface_methods for miranda methods that do not
+// already appear in new_mirandas and are also not defined-and-non-private
+// in super (superclass).  These mirandas are added to all_mirandas if it is
+// not null; in addition, those that are not duplicates of miranda methods
+// inherited by super from its interfaces are added to new_mirandas.
+// Thus, new_mirandas will be the set of mirandas that this class introduces,
+// all_mirandas will be the set of all mirandas applicable to this class
+// including all defined in superclasses.
 void klassVtable::add_new_mirandas_to_lists(
     GrowableArray<Method*>* new_mirandas, GrowableArray<Method*>* all_mirandas,
     Array<Method*>* current_interface_methods, Array<Method*>* class_methods,
@@ -599,17 +623,22 @@
   }
 }
 
-// fill in mirandas
-void klassVtable::fill_in_mirandas(int* initialized) {
+// Discover miranda methods ("miranda" = "interface abstract, no binding"),
+// and append them into the vtable starting at index initialized,
+// return the new value of initialized.
+int klassVtable::fill_in_mirandas(int initialized) {
   GrowableArray<Method*> mirandas(20);
   get_mirandas(&mirandas, NULL, ik()->super(), ik()->methods(),
                ik()->local_interfaces());
   for (int i = 0; i < mirandas.length(); i++) {
-    put_method_at(mirandas.at(i), *initialized);
-    ++(*initialized);
+    put_method_at(mirandas.at(i), initialized);
+    ++initialized;
   }
+  return initialized;
 }
 
+// Copy this class's vtable to the vtable beginning at start.
+// Used to copy superclass vtable to prefix of subclass's vtable.
 void klassVtable::copy_vtable_to(vtableEntry* start) {
   Copy::disjoint_words((HeapWord*)table(), (HeapWord*)start, _length * vtableEntry::size());
 }
@@ -723,6 +752,12 @@
 
 // Initialization
 void klassItable::initialize_itable(bool checkconstraints, TRAPS) {
+  if (_klass->is_interface()) {
+    // This needs to go after vtable indexes are assigned but
+    // before implementors need to know the number of itable indexes.
+    assign_itable_indexes_for_interface(_klass());
+  }
+
   // Cannot be setup doing bootstrapping, interfaces don't have
   // itables, and klass with only ones entry have empty itables
   if (Universe::is_bootstrapping() ||
@@ -754,45 +789,89 @@
 }
 
 
+inline bool interface_method_needs_itable_index(Method* m) {
+  if (m->is_static())           return false;   // e.g., Stream.empty
+  if (m->is_initializer())      return false;   // <init> or <clinit>
+  // If an interface redeclares a method from java.lang.Object,
+  // it should already have a vtable index, don't touch it.
+  // e.g., CharSequence.toString (from initialize_vtable)
+  // if (m->has_vtable_index())  return false; // NO!
+  return true;
+}
+
+int klassItable::assign_itable_indexes_for_interface(Klass* klass) {
+  // an interface does not have an itable, but its methods need to be numbered
+  if (TraceItables) tty->print_cr("%3d: Initializing itable for interface %s", ++initialize_count,
+                                  klass->name()->as_C_string());
+  Array<Method*>* methods = InstanceKlass::cast(klass)->methods();
+  int nof_methods = methods->length();
+  int ime_num = 0;
+  for (int i = 0; i < nof_methods; i++) {
+    Method* m = methods->at(i);
+    if (interface_method_needs_itable_index(m)) {
+      assert(!m->is_final_method(), "no final interface methods");
+      // If m is already assigned a vtable index, do not disturb it.
+      if (!m->has_vtable_index()) {
+        assert(m->vtable_index() == Method::pending_itable_index, "set by initialize_vtable");
+        m->set_itable_index(ime_num);
+        // Progress to next itable entry
+        ime_num++;
+      }
+    }
+  }
+  assert(ime_num == method_count_for_interface(klass), "proper sizing");
+  return ime_num;
+}
+
+int klassItable::method_count_for_interface(Klass* interf) {
+  assert(interf->oop_is_instance(), "must be");
+  assert(interf->is_interface(), "must be");
+  Array<Method*>* methods = InstanceKlass::cast(interf)->methods();
+  int nof_methods = methods->length();
+  while (nof_methods > 0) {
+    Method* m = methods->at(nof_methods-1);
+    if (m->has_itable_index()) {
+      int length = m->itable_index() + 1;
+#ifdef ASSERT
+      while (nof_methods = 0) {
+        m = methods->at(--nof_methods);
+        assert(!m->has_itable_index() || m->itable_index() < length, "");
+      }
+#endif //ASSERT
+      return length;  // return the rightmost itable index, plus one
+    }
+    nof_methods -= 1;
+  }
+  // no methods have itable indexes
+  return 0;
+}
+
+
 void klassItable::initialize_itable_for_interface(int method_table_offset, KlassHandle interf_h, bool checkconstraints, TRAPS) {
   Array<Method*>* methods = InstanceKlass::cast(interf_h())->methods();
   int nof_methods = methods->length();
   HandleMark hm;
-  KlassHandle klass = _klass;
   assert(nof_methods > 0, "at least one method must exist for interface to be in vtable");
   Handle interface_loader (THREAD, InstanceKlass::cast(interf_h())->class_loader());
-  int ime_num = 0;
 
-  // Skip first Method* if it is a class initializer
-  int i = methods->at(0)->is_static_initializer() ? 1 : 0;
-
-  // m, method_name, method_signature, klass reset each loop so they
-  // don't need preserving across check_signature_loaders call
-  // methods needs a handle in case of gc from check_signature_loaders
-  for(; i < nof_methods; i++) {
+  int ime_count = method_count_for_interface(interf_h());
+  for (int i = 0; i < nof_methods; i++) {
     Method* m = methods->at(i);
-    Symbol* method_name = m->name();
-    Symbol* method_signature = m->signature();
-
-    // This is same code as in Linkresolver::lookup_instance_method_in_klasses
-    Method* target = klass->uncached_lookup_method(method_name, method_signature);
-    while (target != NULL && target->is_static()) {
-      // continue with recursive lookup through the superclass
-      Klass* super = target->method_holder()->super();
-      target = (super == NULL) ? (Method*)NULL : super->uncached_lookup_method(method_name, method_signature);
+    methodHandle target;
+    if (m->has_itable_index()) {
+      LinkResolver::lookup_instance_method_in_klasses(target, _klass, m->name(), m->signature(), CHECK);
     }
     if (target == NULL || !target->is_public() || target->is_abstract()) {
       // Entry do not resolve. Leave it empty
     } else {
       // Entry did resolve, check loader constraints before initializing
       // if checkconstraints requested
-      methodHandle  target_h (THREAD, target); // preserve across gc
       if (checkconstraints) {
         Handle method_holder_loader (THREAD, target->method_holder()->class_loader());
         if (method_holder_loader() != interface_loader()) {
           ResourceMark rm(THREAD);
           Symbol* failed_type_symbol =
-            SystemDictionary::check_signature_loaders(method_signature,
+            SystemDictionary::check_signature_loaders(m->signature(),
                                                       method_holder_loader,
                                                       interface_loader,
                                                       true, CHECK);
@@ -803,9 +882,9 @@
               "and the class loader (instance of %s) for interface "
               "%s have different Class objects for the type %s "
               "used in the signature";
-            char* sig = target_h()->name_and_sig_as_C_string();
+            char* sig = target()->name_and_sig_as_C_string();
             const char* loader1 = SystemDictionary::loader_name(method_holder_loader());
-            char* current = klass->name()->as_C_string();
+            char* current = _klass->name()->as_C_string();
             const char* loader2 = SystemDictionary::loader_name(interface_loader());
             char* iface = InstanceKlass::cast(interf_h())->name()->as_C_string();
             char* failed_type_name = failed_type_symbol->as_C_string();
@@ -821,10 +900,10 @@
       }
 
       // ime may have moved during GC so recalculate address
-      itableOffsetEntry::method_entry(_klass(), method_table_offset)[ime_num].initialize(target_h());
+      int ime_num = m->itable_index();
+      assert(ime_num < ime_count, "oob");
+      itableOffsetEntry::method_entry(_klass(), method_table_offset)[ime_num].initialize(target());
     }
-    // Progress to next entry
-    ime_num++;
   }
 }
 
@@ -913,20 +992,22 @@
   virtual void doit(Klass* intf, int method_count) = 0;
 };
 
-// Visit all interfaces with at-least one method (excluding <clinit>)
+// Visit all interfaces with at least one itable method
 void visit_all_interfaces(Array<Klass*>* transitive_intf, InterfaceVisiterClosure *blk) {
   // Handle array argument
   for(int i = 0; i < transitive_intf->length(); i++) {
     Klass* intf = transitive_intf->at(i);
     assert(intf->is_interface(), "sanity check");
 
-    // Find no. of methods excluding a <clinit>
-    int method_count = InstanceKlass::cast(intf)->methods()->length();
-    if (method_count > 0) {
-      Method* m = InstanceKlass::cast(intf)->methods()->at(0);
-      assert(m != NULL && m->is_method(), "sanity check");
-      if (m->name() == vmSymbols::object_initializer_name()) {
-        method_count--;
+    // Find no. of itable methods
+    int method_count = 0;
+    // method_count = klassItable::method_count_for_interface(intf);
+    Array<Method*>* methods = InstanceKlass::cast(intf)->methods();
+    if (methods->length() > 0) {
+      for (int i = methods->length(); --i >= 0; ) {
+        if (interface_method_needs_itable_index(methods->at(i))) {
+          method_count++;
+        }
       }
     }
 
@@ -1024,40 +1105,26 @@
 }
 
 
-// m must be a method in an interface
-int klassItable::compute_itable_index(Method* m) {
-  InstanceKlass* intf = m->method_holder();
-  assert(intf->is_interface(), "sanity check");
-  Array<Method*>* methods = intf->methods();
-  int index = 0;
-  while(methods->at(index) != m) {
-    index++;
-    assert(index < methods->length(), "should find index for resolve_invoke");
-  }
-  // Adjust for <clinit>, which is left out of table if first method
-  if (methods->length() > 0 && methods->at(0)->is_static_initializer()) {
-    index--;
-  }
-  return index;
-}
-
-
-// inverse to compute_itable_index
+// inverse to itable_index
 Method* klassItable::method_for_itable_index(Klass* intf, int itable_index) {
   assert(InstanceKlass::cast(intf)->is_interface(), "sanity check");
+  assert(intf->verify_itable_index(itable_index), "");
   Array<Method*>* methods = InstanceKlass::cast(intf)->methods();
 
-  int index = itable_index;
-  // Adjust for <clinit>, which is left out of table if first method
-  if (methods->length() > 0 && methods->at(0)->is_static_initializer()) {
-    index++;
-  }
-
-  if (itable_index < 0 || index >= methods->length())
+  if (itable_index < 0 || itable_index >= method_count_for_interface(intf))
     return NULL;                // help caller defend against bad indexes
 
+  int index = itable_index;
   Method* m = methods->at(index);
-  assert(compute_itable_index(m) == itable_index, "correct inverse");
+  int index2 = -1;
+  while (!m->has_itable_index() ||
+         (index2 = m->itable_index()) != itable_index) {
+    assert(index2 < itable_index, "monotonic");
+    if (++index == methods->length())
+      return NULL;
+    m = methods->at(index);
+  }
+  assert(m->itable_index() == itable_index, "correct inverse");
 
   return m;
 }
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/klassVtable.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/klassVtable.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -124,7 +124,7 @@
 
   // support for miranda methods
   bool is_miranda_entry_at(int i);
-  void fill_in_mirandas(int* initialized);
+  int fill_in_mirandas(int initialized);
   static bool is_miranda(Method* m, Array<Method*>* class_methods, Klass* super);
   static void add_new_mirandas_to_lists(
       GrowableArray<Method*>* new_mirandas,
@@ -290,12 +290,12 @@
 #endif // INCLUDE_JVMTI
 
   // Setup of itable
+  static int assign_itable_indexes_for_interface(Klass* klass);
+  static int method_count_for_interface(Klass* klass);
   static int compute_itable_size(Array<Klass*>* transitive_interfaces);
   static void setup_itable_offset_table(instanceKlassHandle klass);
 
   // Resolving of method to index
-  static int compute_itable_index(Method* m);
-  // ...and back again:
   static Method* method_for_itable_index(Klass* klass, int itable_index);
 
   // Debugging/Statistics
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/method.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/method.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -509,24 +509,31 @@
   return _access_flags.has_loops();
 }
 
+bool Method::is_final_method(AccessFlags class_access_flags) const {
+  // or "does_not_require_vtable_entry"
+  // overpass can occur, is not final (reuses vtable entry)
+  // private methods get vtable entries for backward class compatibility.
+  if (is_overpass())  return false;
+  return is_final() || class_access_flags.is_final();
+}
 
 bool Method::is_final_method() const {
-  // %%% Should return true for private methods also,
-  // since there is no way to override them.
-  return is_final() || method_holder()->is_final();
+  return is_final_method(method_holder()->access_flags());
 }
 
-
-bool Method::is_strict_method() const {
-  return is_strict();
-}
-
-
-bool Method::can_be_statically_bound() const {
-  if (is_final_method())  return true;
+bool Method::can_be_statically_bound(AccessFlags class_access_flags) const {
+  if (is_final_method(class_access_flags))  return true;
+#ifdef ASSERT
+  bool is_nonv = (vtable_index() == nonvirtual_vtable_index);
+  if (class_access_flags.is_interface())  assert(is_nonv == is_static(), err_msg("is_nonv=%s", is_nonv));
+#endif
+  assert(valid_vtable_index() || valid_itable_index(), "method must be linked before we ask this question");
   return vtable_index() == nonvirtual_vtable_index;
 }
 
+bool Method::can_be_statically_bound() const {
+  return can_be_statically_bound(method_holder()->access_flags());
+}
 
 bool Method::is_accessor() const {
   if (code_size() != 5) return false;
@@ -967,7 +974,7 @@
 
   assert(ik->is_subclass_of(method_holder()), "should be subklass");
   assert(ik->vtable() != NULL, "vtable should exist");
-  if (vtable_index() == nonvirtual_vtable_index) {
+  if (!has_vtable_index()) {
     return false;
   } else {
     Method* vt_m = ik->method_at_vtable(vtable_index());
@@ -1959,7 +1966,7 @@
 
 void Method::print_value_on(outputStream* st) const {
   assert(is_method(), "must be method");
-  st->print_cr(internal_name());
+  st->print(internal_name());
   print_address_on(st);
   st->print(" ");
   name()->print_value_on(st);
@@ -1967,6 +1974,7 @@
   signature()->print_value_on(st);
   st->print(" in ");
   method_holder()->print_value_on(st);
+  if (WizardMode) st->print("#%d", _vtable_index);
   if (WizardMode) st->print("[%d,%d]", size_of_parameters(), max_locals());
   if (WizardMode && code() != NULL) st->print(" ((nmethod*)%p)", code());
 }
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/method.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/method.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -448,16 +448,22 @@
   enum VtableIndexFlag {
     // Valid vtable indexes are non-negative (>= 0).
     // These few negative values are used as sentinels.
-    highest_unused_vtable_index_value = -5,
+    itable_index_max        = -10, // first itable index, growing downward
+    pending_itable_index    = -9,  // itable index will be assigned
     invalid_vtable_index    = -4,  // distinct from any valid vtable index
     garbage_vtable_index    = -3,  // not yet linked; no vtable layout yet
     nonvirtual_vtable_index = -2   // there is no need for vtable dispatch
     // 6330203 Note:  Do not use -1, which was overloaded with many meanings.
   };
   DEBUG_ONLY(bool valid_vtable_index() const     { return _vtable_index >= nonvirtual_vtable_index; })
-  int  vtable_index() const                      { assert(valid_vtable_index(), "");
-                                                   return _vtable_index; }
+  bool has_vtable_index() const                  { return _vtable_index >= 0; }
+  int  vtable_index() const                      { return _vtable_index; }
   void set_vtable_index(int index)               { _vtable_index = index; }
+  DEBUG_ONLY(bool valid_itable_index() const     { return _vtable_index <= pending_itable_index; })
+  bool has_itable_index() const                  { return _vtable_index <= itable_index_max; }
+  int  itable_index() const                      { assert(valid_itable_index(), "");
+                                                   return itable_index_max - _vtable_index; }
+  void set_itable_index(int index)               { _vtable_index = itable_index_max - index; assert(valid_itable_index(), ""); }
 
   // interpreter entry
   address interpreter_entry() const              { return _i2i_entry; }
@@ -560,10 +566,11 @@
 
   // checks method and its method holder
   bool is_final_method() const;
-  bool is_strict_method() const;
+  bool is_final_method(AccessFlags class_access_flags) const;
 
   // true if method needs no dynamic dispatch (final and/or no vtable entry)
   bool can_be_statically_bound() const;
+  bool can_be_statically_bound(AccessFlags class_access_flags) const;
 
   // returns true if the method has any backward branches.
   bool has_loops() {
@@ -740,10 +747,6 @@
   // so handles are not used to avoid deadlock.
   jmethodID find_jmethod_id_or_null()               { return method_holder()->jmethod_id_or_null(this); }
 
-  // JNI static invoke cached itable index accessors
-  int cached_itable_index()                         { return method_holder()->cached_itable_index(method_idnum()); }
-  void set_cached_itable_index(int index)           { method_holder()->set_cached_itable_index(method_idnum(), index); }
-
   // Support for inlining of intrinsic methods
   vmIntrinsics::ID intrinsic_id() const          { return (vmIntrinsics::ID) _intrinsic_id;           }
   void     set_intrinsic_id(vmIntrinsics::ID id) {                           _intrinsic_id = (u1) id; }
--- a/src/share/vm/oops/symbol.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/oops/symbol.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@
 // in the SymbolTable bucket (the _literal field in HashtableEntry)
 // that points to the Symbol.  All other stores of a Symbol*
 // to a field of a persistent variable (e.g., the _name filed in
-// FieldAccessInfo or _ptr in a CPSlot) is reference counted.
+// fieldDescriptor or _ptr in a CPSlot) is reference counted.
 //
 // 1) The lookup of a "name" in the SymbolTable either creates a Symbol F for
 // "name" and returns a pointer to F or finds a pre-existing Symbol F for
--- a/src/share/vm/opto/library_call.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/opto/library_call.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -3734,6 +3734,8 @@
                                              RegionNode* slow_region) {
   ciMethod* method = callee();
   int vtable_index = method->vtable_index();
+  assert(vtable_index >= 0 || vtable_index == Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index,
+         err_msg_res("bad index %d", vtable_index));
   // Get the Method* out of the appropriate vtable entry.
   int entry_offset  = (InstanceKlass::vtable_start_offset() +
                      vtable_index*vtableEntry::size()) * wordSize +
@@ -3784,6 +3786,8 @@
       // so the vtable index is fixed.
       // No need to use the linkResolver to get it.
        vtable_index = method->vtable_index();
+       assert(vtable_index >= 0 || vtable_index == Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index,
+              err_msg_res("bad index %d", vtable_index));
     }
     slow_call = new(C) CallDynamicJavaNode(tf,
                           SharedRuntime::get_resolve_virtual_call_stub(),
--- a/src/share/vm/prims/jni.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/prims/jni.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1336,6 +1336,7 @@
       if (call_type == JNI_VIRTUAL) {
         // jni_GetMethodID makes sure class is linked and initialized
         // so m should have a valid vtable index.
+        assert(!m->has_itable_index(), "");
         int vtbl_index = m->vtable_index();
         if (vtbl_index != Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index) {
           Klass* k = h_recv->klass();
@@ -1355,12 +1356,7 @@
       // interface call
       KlassHandle h_holder(THREAD, holder);
 
-      int itbl_index = m->cached_itable_index();
-      if (itbl_index == -1) {
-        itbl_index = klassItable::compute_itable_index(m);
-        m->set_cached_itable_index(itbl_index);
-        // the above may have grabbed a lock, 'm' and anything non-handlized can't be used again
-      }
+      int itbl_index = m->itable_index();
       Klass* k = h_recv->klass();
       selected_method = InstanceKlass::cast(k)->method_at_itable(h_holder(), itbl_index, CHECK);
     }
--- a/src/share/vm/prims/jvm.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/prims/jvm.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1824,7 +1824,7 @@
     }
 
     if (!publicOnly || fs.access_flags().is_public()) {
-      fd.initialize(k(), fs.index());
+      fd.reinitialize(k(), fs.index());
       oop field = Reflection::new_field(&fd, UseNewReflection, CHECK_NULL);
       result->obj_at_put(out_idx, field);
       ++out_idx;
--- a/src/share/vm/prims/jvmtiRedefineClasses.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/prims/jvmtiRedefineClasses.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -2930,7 +2930,7 @@
   for (int i = 0; i < _deleted_methods_length; ++i) {
     Method* old_method = _deleted_methods[i];
 
-    assert(old_method->vtable_index() < 0,
+    assert(!old_method->has_vtable_index(),
            "cannot delete methods with vtable entries");;
 
     // Mark all deleted methods as old and obsolete
--- a/src/share/vm/prims/methodHandles.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/prims/methodHandles.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -127,25 +127,37 @@
 }
 
 oop MethodHandles::init_MemberName(Handle mname, Handle target) {
+  // This method is used from java.lang.invoke.MemberName constructors.
+  // It fills in the new MemberName from a java.lang.reflect.Member.
   Thread* thread = Thread::current();
   oop target_oop = target();
   Klass* target_klass = target_oop->klass();
   if (target_klass == SystemDictionary::reflect_Field_klass()) {
     oop clazz = java_lang_reflect_Field::clazz(target_oop); // fd.field_holder()
     int slot  = java_lang_reflect_Field::slot(target_oop);  // fd.index()
-    int mods  = java_lang_reflect_Field::modifiers(target_oop);
-    oop type  = java_lang_reflect_Field::type(target_oop);
-    oop name  = java_lang_reflect_Field::name(target_oop);
     KlassHandle k(thread, java_lang_Class::as_Klass(clazz));
-    intptr_t offset = InstanceKlass::cast(k())->field_offset(slot);
-    return init_field_MemberName(mname, k, accessFlags_from(mods), type, name, offset);
+    if (!k.is_null() && k->oop_is_instance()) {
+      fieldDescriptor fd(InstanceKlass::cast(k()), slot);
+      oop mname2 = init_field_MemberName(mname, fd);
+      if (mname2 != NULL) {
+        // Since we have the reified name and type handy, add them to the result.
+        if (java_lang_invoke_MemberName::name(mname2) == NULL)
+          java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_name(mname2, java_lang_reflect_Field::name(target_oop));
+        if (java_lang_invoke_MemberName::type(mname2) == NULL)
+          java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_type(mname2, java_lang_reflect_Field::type(target_oop));
+      }
+      return mname2;
+    }
   } else if (target_klass == SystemDictionary::reflect_Method_klass()) {
     oop clazz  = java_lang_reflect_Method::clazz(target_oop);
     int slot   = java_lang_reflect_Method::slot(target_oop);
     KlassHandle k(thread, java_lang_Class::as_Klass(clazz));
     if (!k.is_null() && k->oop_is_instance()) {
       Method* m = InstanceKlass::cast(k())->method_with_idnum(slot);
-      return init_method_MemberName(mname, m, true, k);
+      if (m == NULL || is_signature_polymorphic(m->intrinsic_id()))
+        return NULL;            // do not resolve unless there is a concrete signature
+      CallInfo info(m, k());
+      return init_method_MemberName(mname, info);
     }
   } else if (target_klass == SystemDictionary::reflect_Constructor_klass()) {
     oop clazz  = java_lang_reflect_Constructor::clazz(target_oop);
@@ -153,65 +165,50 @@
     KlassHandle k(thread, java_lang_Class::as_Klass(clazz));
     if (!k.is_null() && k->oop_is_instance()) {
       Method* m = InstanceKlass::cast(k())->method_with_idnum(slot);
-      return init_method_MemberName(mname, m, false, k);
-    }
-  } else if (target_klass == SystemDictionary::MemberName_klass()) {
-    // Note: This only works if the MemberName has already been resolved.
-    oop clazz        = java_lang_invoke_MemberName::clazz(target_oop);
-    int flags        = java_lang_invoke_MemberName::flags(target_oop);
-    Metadata* vmtarget=java_lang_invoke_MemberName::vmtarget(target_oop);
-    intptr_t vmindex = java_lang_invoke_MemberName::vmindex(target_oop);
-    KlassHandle k(thread, java_lang_Class::as_Klass(clazz));
-    int ref_kind     = (flags >> REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT) & REFERENCE_KIND_MASK;
-    if (vmtarget == NULL)  return NULL;  // not resolved
-    if ((flags & IS_FIELD) != 0) {
-      assert(vmtarget->is_klass(), "field vmtarget is Klass*");
-      int basic_mods = (ref_kind_is_static(ref_kind) ? JVM_ACC_STATIC : 0);
-      // FIXME:  how does k (receiver_limit) contribute?
-      KlassHandle k_vmtarget(thread, (Klass*)vmtarget);
-      return init_field_MemberName(mname, k_vmtarget, accessFlags_from(basic_mods), NULL, NULL, vmindex);
-    } else if ((flags & (IS_METHOD | IS_CONSTRUCTOR)) != 0) {
-      assert(vmtarget->is_method(), "method or constructor vmtarget is Method*");
-      return init_method_MemberName(mname, (Method*)vmtarget, ref_kind_does_dispatch(ref_kind), k);
-    } else {
-      return NULL;
+      if (m == NULL)  return NULL;
+      CallInfo info(m, k());
+      return init_method_MemberName(mname, info);
     }
   }
   return NULL;
 }
 
-oop MethodHandles::init_method_MemberName(Handle mname, Method* m, bool do_dispatch,
-                                          KlassHandle receiver_limit_h) {
-  Klass* receiver_limit = receiver_limit_h();
-  AccessFlags mods = m->access_flags();
-  int flags = (jushort)( mods.as_short() & JVM_RECOGNIZED_METHOD_MODIFIERS );
-  int vmindex = Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index; // implies never any dispatch
-  Klass* mklass = m->method_holder();
-  if (receiver_limit == NULL)
-    receiver_limit = mklass;
-  if (m->is_initializer()) {
-    flags |= IS_CONSTRUCTOR | (JVM_REF_invokeSpecial << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
-  } else if (mods.is_static()) {
-    flags |= IS_METHOD | (JVM_REF_invokeStatic << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
-  } else if (receiver_limit != mklass &&
-             !receiver_limit->is_subtype_of(mklass)) {
-    return NULL;  // bad receiver limit
-  } else if (do_dispatch && receiver_limit->is_interface() &&
-             mklass->is_interface()) {
+oop MethodHandles::init_method_MemberName(Handle mname, CallInfo& info) {
+  assert(info.resolved_appendix().is_null(), "only normal methods here");
+  KlassHandle receiver_limit = info.resolved_klass();
+  methodHandle m = info.resolved_method();
+  int flags = (jushort)( m->access_flags().as_short() & JVM_RECOGNIZED_METHOD_MODIFIERS );
+  int vmindex = Method::invalid_vtable_index;
+
+  switch (info.call_kind()) {
+  case CallInfo::itable_call:
+    vmindex = info.itable_index();
+    // More importantly, the itable index only works with the method holder.
+    receiver_limit = m->method_holder();
+    assert(receiver_limit->verify_itable_index(vmindex), "");
     flags |= IS_METHOD | (JVM_REF_invokeInterface << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
-    receiver_limit = mklass;  // ignore passed-in limit; interfaces are interconvertible
-    vmindex = klassItable::compute_itable_index(m);
-  } else if (do_dispatch && mklass != receiver_limit && mklass->is_interface()) {
+    break;
+
+  case CallInfo::vtable_call:
+    vmindex = info.vtable_index();
     flags |= IS_METHOD | (JVM_REF_invokeVirtual << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
-    // it is a miranda method, so m->vtable_index is not what we want
-    ResourceMark rm;
-    klassVtable* vt = InstanceKlass::cast(receiver_limit)->vtable();
-    vmindex = vt->index_of_miranda(m->name(), m->signature());
-  } else if (!do_dispatch || m->can_be_statically_bound()) {
-    flags |= IS_METHOD | (JVM_REF_invokeSpecial << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
-  } else {
-    flags |= IS_METHOD | (JVM_REF_invokeVirtual << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
-    vmindex = m->vtable_index();
+    assert(receiver_limit->is_subtype_of(m->method_holder()), "virtual call must be type-safe");
+    break;
+
+  case CallInfo::direct_call:
+    vmindex = Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index;
+    if (m->is_static()) {
+      flags |= IS_METHOD      | (JVM_REF_invokeStatic  << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
+    } else if (m->is_initializer()) {
+      flags |= IS_CONSTRUCTOR | (JVM_REF_invokeSpecial << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
+      assert(receiver_limit == m->method_holder(), "constructor call must be exactly typed");
+    } else {
+      flags |= IS_METHOD      | (JVM_REF_invokeSpecial << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
+      assert(receiver_limit->is_subtype_of(m->method_holder()), "special call must be type-safe");
+    }
+    break;
+
+  default:  assert(false, "bad CallInfo");  return NULL;
   }
 
   // @CallerSensitive annotation detected
@@ -221,7 +218,7 @@
 
   oop mname_oop = mname();
   java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_flags(   mname_oop, flags);
-  java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_vmtarget(mname_oop, m);
+  java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_vmtarget(mname_oop, m());
   java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_vmindex( mname_oop, vmindex);   // vtable/itable index
   java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_clazz(   mname_oop, receiver_limit->java_mirror());
   // Note:  name and type can be lazily computed by resolve_MemberName,
@@ -237,59 +234,19 @@
   return mname();
 }
 
-Handle MethodHandles::init_method_MemberName(Handle mname, CallInfo& info, TRAPS) {
-  Handle empty;
-  if (info.resolved_appendix().not_null()) {
-    // The resolved MemberName must not be accompanied by an appendix argument,
-    // since there is no way to bind this value into the MemberName.
-    // Caller is responsible to prevent this from happening.
-    THROW_MSG_(vmSymbols::java_lang_InternalError(), "appendix", empty);
-  }
-  methodHandle m = info.resolved_method();
-  KlassHandle defc = info.resolved_klass();
-  int vmindex = Method::invalid_vtable_index;
-  if (defc->is_interface() && m->method_holder()->is_interface()) {
-    // static interface methods do not reference vtable or itable
-    if (m->is_static()) {
-      vmindex = Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index;
-    }
-    // interface methods invoked via invokespecial also
-    // do not reference vtable or itable.
-    int ref_kind = ((java_lang_invoke_MemberName::flags(mname()) >>
-                     REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT) & REFERENCE_KIND_MASK);
-    if (ref_kind == JVM_REF_invokeSpecial) {
-      vmindex = Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index;
-    }
-    // If neither m is static nor ref_kind is invokespecial,
-    // set it to itable index.
-    if (vmindex == Method::invalid_vtable_index) {
-      // LinkResolver does not report itable indexes!  (fix this?)
-      vmindex = klassItable::compute_itable_index(m());
-    }
-  } else if (m->can_be_statically_bound()) {
-    // LinkResolver reports vtable index even for final methods!
-    vmindex = Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index;
-  } else {
-    vmindex = info.vtable_index();
-  }
-  oop res = init_method_MemberName(mname, m(), (vmindex >= 0), defc());
-  assert(res == NULL || (java_lang_invoke_MemberName::vmindex(res) == vmindex), "");
-  return Handle(THREAD, res);
-}
-
-oop MethodHandles::init_field_MemberName(Handle mname, KlassHandle field_holder,
-                                         AccessFlags mods, oop type, oop name,
-                                         intptr_t offset, bool is_setter) {
-  int flags = (jushort)( mods.as_short() & JVM_RECOGNIZED_FIELD_MODIFIERS );
-  flags |= IS_FIELD | ((mods.is_static() ? JVM_REF_getStatic : JVM_REF_getField) << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
+oop MethodHandles::init_field_MemberName(Handle mname, fieldDescriptor& fd, bool is_setter) {
+  int flags = (jushort)( fd.access_flags().as_short() & JVM_RECOGNIZED_FIELD_MODIFIERS );
+  flags |= IS_FIELD | ((fd.is_static() ? JVM_REF_getStatic : JVM_REF_getField) << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
   if (is_setter)  flags += ((JVM_REF_putField - JVM_REF_getField) << REFERENCE_KIND_SHIFT);
-  Metadata* vmtarget = field_holder();
-  int vmindex  = offset;  // determines the field uniquely when combined with static bit
+  Metadata* vmtarget = fd.field_holder();
+  int vmindex        = fd.offset();  // determines the field uniquely when combined with static bit
   oop mname_oop = mname();
   java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_flags(mname_oop,    flags);
   java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_vmtarget(mname_oop, vmtarget);
   java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_vmindex(mname_oop,  vmindex);
-  java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_clazz(mname_oop,    field_holder->java_mirror());
+  java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_clazz(mname_oop,    fd.field_holder()->java_mirror());
+  oop type = field_signature_type_or_null(fd.signature());
+  oop name = field_name_or_null(fd.name());
   if (name != NULL)
     java_lang_invoke_MemberName::set_name(mname_oop,   name);
   if (type != NULL)
@@ -305,19 +262,6 @@
   return mname();
 }
 
-Handle MethodHandles::init_field_MemberName(Handle mname, FieldAccessInfo& info, TRAPS) {
-  return Handle();
-#if 0 // FIXME
-  KlassHandle field_holder = info.klass();
-  intptr_t    field_offset = info.field_offset();
-  return init_field_MemberName(mname_oop, field_holder(),
-                               info.access_flags(),
-                               type, name,
-                               field_offset, false /*is_setter*/);
-#endif
-}
-
-
 // JVM 2.9 Special Methods:
 // A method is signature polymorphic if and only if all of the following conditions hold :
 // * It is declared in the java.lang.invoke.MethodHandle class.
@@ -573,12 +517,12 @@
   return SystemDictionary::Object_klass()->java_mirror();
 }
 
-static oop field_name_or_null(Symbol* s) {
+oop MethodHandles::field_name_or_null(Symbol* s) {
   if (s == NULL)  return NULL;
   return StringTable::lookup(s);
 }
 
-static oop field_signature_type_or_null(Symbol* s) {
+oop MethodHandles::field_signature_type_or_null(Symbol* s) {
   if (s == NULL)  return NULL;
   BasicType bt = FieldType::basic_type(s);
   if (is_java_primitive(bt)) {
@@ -701,7 +645,14 @@
           return empty;
         }
       }
-      return init_method_MemberName(mname, result, THREAD);
+      if (result.resolved_appendix().not_null()) {
+        // The resolved MemberName must not be accompanied by an appendix argument,
+        // since there is no way to bind this value into the MemberName.
+        // Caller is responsible to prevent this from happening.
+        THROW_MSG_(vmSymbols::java_lang_InternalError(), "appendix", empty);
+      }
+      oop mname2 = init_method_MemberName(mname, result);
+      return Handle(THREAD, mname2);
     }
   case IS_CONSTRUCTOR:
     {
@@ -719,22 +670,21 @@
         }
       }
       assert(result.is_statically_bound(), "");
-      return init_method_MemberName(mname, result, THREAD);
+      oop mname2 = init_method_MemberName(mname, result);
+      return Handle(THREAD, mname2);
     }
   case IS_FIELD:
     {
-      // This is taken from LinkResolver::resolve_field, sans access checks.
-      fieldDescriptor fd; // find_field initializes fd if found
-      KlassHandle sel_klass(THREAD, InstanceKlass::cast(defc())->find_field(name, type, &fd));
-      // check if field exists; i.e., if a klass containing the field def has been selected
-      if (sel_klass.is_null())  return empty;  // should not happen
-      oop type = field_signature_type_or_null(fd.signature());
-      oop name = field_name_or_null(fd.name());
-      bool is_setter = (ref_kind_is_valid(ref_kind) && ref_kind_is_setter(ref_kind));
-      mname = Handle(THREAD,
-                     init_field_MemberName(mname, sel_klass,
-                                           fd.access_flags(), type, name, fd.offset(), is_setter));
-      return mname;
+      fieldDescriptor result; // find_field initializes fd if found
+      {
+        assert(!HAS_PENDING_EXCEPTION, "");
+        LinkResolver::resolve_field(result, defc, name, type, KlassHandle(), Bytecodes::_nop, false, false, THREAD);
+        if (HAS_PENDING_EXCEPTION) {
+          return empty;
+        }
+      }
+      oop mname2 = init_field_MemberName(mname, result, ref_kind_is_setter(ref_kind));
+      return Handle(THREAD, mname2);
     }
   default:
     THROW_MSG_(vmSymbols::java_lang_InternalError(), "unrecognized MemberName format", empty);
@@ -793,7 +743,6 @@
     }
   case IS_FIELD:
     {
-      // This is taken from LinkResolver::resolve_field, sans access checks.
       assert(vmtarget->is_klass(), "field vmtarget is Klass*");
       if (!((Klass*) vmtarget)->oop_is_instance())  break;
       instanceKlassHandle defc(THREAD, (Klass*) vmtarget);
@@ -872,11 +821,7 @@
         Handle result(thread, results->obj_at(rfill++));
         if (!java_lang_invoke_MemberName::is_instance(result()))
           return -99;  // caller bug!
-        oop type = field_signature_type_or_null(st.signature());
-        oop name = field_name_or_null(st.name());
-        oop saved = MethodHandles::init_field_MemberName(result, st.klass(),
-                                                         st.access_flags(), type, name,
-                                                         st.offset());
+        oop saved = MethodHandles::init_field_MemberName(result, st.field_descriptor());
         if (saved != result())
           results->obj_at_put(rfill-1, saved);  // show saved instance to user
       } else if (++overflow >= overflow_limit) {
@@ -926,7 +871,8 @@
         Handle result(thread, results->obj_at(rfill++));
         if (!java_lang_invoke_MemberName::is_instance(result()))
           return -99;  // caller bug!
-        oop saved = MethodHandles::init_method_MemberName(result, m, true, NULL);
+        CallInfo info(m);
+        oop saved = MethodHandles::init_method_MemberName(result, info);
         if (saved != result())
           results->obj_at_put(rfill-1, saved);  // show saved instance to user
       } else if (++overflow >= overflow_limit) {
@@ -1227,7 +1173,8 @@
     x = ((Klass*) vmtarget)->java_mirror();
   } else if (vmtarget->is_method()) {
     Handle mname2 = MethodHandles::new_MemberName(CHECK_NULL);
-    x = MethodHandles::init_method_MemberName(mname2, (Method*)vmtarget, false, NULL);
+    CallInfo info((Method*)vmtarget);
+    x = MethodHandles::init_method_MemberName(mname2, info);
   }
   result->obj_at_put(1, x);
   return JNIHandles::make_local(env, result());
--- a/src/share/vm/prims/methodHandles.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/prims/methodHandles.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -49,19 +49,18 @@
   // Adapters.
   static MethodHandlesAdapterBlob* _adapter_code;
 
+  // utility functions for reifying names and types
+  static oop field_name_or_null(Symbol* s);
+  static oop field_signature_type_or_null(Symbol* s);
+
  public:
   // working with member names
   static Handle resolve_MemberName(Handle mname, TRAPS); // compute vmtarget/vmindex from name/type
   static void expand_MemberName(Handle mname, int suppress, TRAPS);  // expand defc/name/type if missing
   static Handle new_MemberName(TRAPS);  // must be followed by init_MemberName
   static oop init_MemberName(Handle mname_h, Handle target_h); // compute vmtarget/vmindex from target
-  static oop init_method_MemberName(Handle mname_h, Method* m, bool do_dispatch,
-                                    KlassHandle receiver_limit_h);
-  static oop init_field_MemberName(Handle mname_h, KlassHandle field_holder_h,
-                                   AccessFlags mods, oop type, oop name,
-                                   intptr_t offset, bool is_setter = false);
-  static Handle init_method_MemberName(Handle mname_h, CallInfo& info, TRAPS);
-  static Handle init_field_MemberName(Handle mname_h, FieldAccessInfo& info, TRAPS);
+  static oop init_field_MemberName(Handle mname_h, fieldDescriptor& fd, bool is_setter = false);
+  static oop init_method_MemberName(Handle mname_h, CallInfo& info);
   static int method_ref_kind(Method* m, bool do_dispatch_if_possible = true);
   static int find_MemberNames(KlassHandle k, Symbol* name, Symbol* sig,
                               int mflags, KlassHandle caller,
--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/fieldDescriptor.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/fieldDescriptor.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -97,18 +97,32 @@
   return constants()->uncached_string_at(initial_value_index(), CHECK_0);
 }
 
-void fieldDescriptor::initialize(InstanceKlass* ik, int index) {
-  _cp = ik->constants();
+void fieldDescriptor::reinitialize(InstanceKlass* ik, int index) {
+  if (_cp.is_null() || field_holder() != ik) {
+    _cp = constantPoolHandle(Thread::current(), ik->constants());
+    // _cp should now reference ik's constant pool; i.e., ik is now field_holder.
+    assert(field_holder() == ik, "must be already initialized to this class");
+  }
   FieldInfo* f = ik->field(index);
   assert(!f->is_internal(), "regular Java fields only");
 
   _access_flags = accessFlags_from(f->access_flags());
   guarantee(f->name_index() != 0 && f->signature_index() != 0, "bad constant pool index for fieldDescriptor");
   _index = index;
+  verify();
 }
 
 #ifndef PRODUCT
 
+void fieldDescriptor::verify() const {
+  if (_cp.is_null()) {
+    assert(_index == badInt, "constructor must be called");  // see constructor
+  } else {
+    assert(_index >= 0, "good index");
+    assert(_index < field_holder()->java_fields_count(), "oob");
+  }
+}
+
 void fieldDescriptor::print_on(outputStream* st) const {
   access_flags().print_on(st);
   name()->print_value_on(st);
--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/fieldDescriptor.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/fieldDescriptor.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 1997, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 1997, 2013, 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
@@ -53,6 +53,13 @@
   }
 
  public:
+  fieldDescriptor() {
+    DEBUG_ONLY(_index = badInt);
+  }
+  fieldDescriptor(InstanceKlass* ik, int index) {
+    DEBUG_ONLY(_index = badInt);
+    reinitialize(ik, index);
+  }
   Symbol* name() const {
     return field()->name(_cp);
   }
@@ -112,12 +119,13 @@
   }
 
   // Initialization
-  void initialize(InstanceKlass* ik, int index);
+  void reinitialize(InstanceKlass* ik, int index);
 
   // Print
   void print() { print_on(tty); }
   void print_on(outputStream* st) const         PRODUCT_RETURN;
   void print_on_for(outputStream* st, oop obj)  PRODUCT_RETURN;
+  void verify() const                           PRODUCT_RETURN;
 };
 
 #endif // SHARE_VM_RUNTIME_FIELDDESCRIPTOR_HPP
--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/mutexLocker.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/mutexLocker.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -45,7 +45,6 @@
 Mutex*   VMStatistic_lock             = NULL;
 Mutex*   JNIGlobalHandle_lock         = NULL;
 Mutex*   JNIHandleBlockFreeList_lock  = NULL;
-Mutex*   JNICachedItableIndex_lock    = NULL;
 Mutex*   MemberNameTable_lock         = NULL;
 Mutex*   JmethodIdCreation_lock       = NULL;
 Mutex*   JfieldIdCreation_lock        = NULL;
@@ -253,7 +252,6 @@
   }
   def(Heap_lock                    , Monitor, nonleaf+1,   false);
   def(JfieldIdCreation_lock        , Mutex  , nonleaf+1,   true ); // jfieldID, Used in VM_Operation
-  def(JNICachedItableIndex_lock    , Mutex  , nonleaf+1,   false); // Used to cache an itable index during JNI invoke
   def(MemberNameTable_lock         , Mutex  , nonleaf+1,   false); // Used to protect MemberNameTable
 
   def(CompiledIC_lock              , Mutex  , nonleaf+2,   false); // locks VtableStubs_lock, InlineCacheBuffer_lock
--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/mutexLocker.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/mutexLocker.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 1997, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 1997, 2013, 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
@@ -50,7 +50,6 @@
 extern Mutex*   VMStatistic_lock;                // a lock used to guard statistics count increment
 extern Mutex*   JNIGlobalHandle_lock;            // a lock on creating JNI global handles
 extern Mutex*   JNIHandleBlockFreeList_lock;     // a lock on the JNI handle block free list
-extern Mutex*   JNICachedItableIndex_lock;       // a lock on caching an itable index during JNI invoke
 extern Mutex*   MemberNameTable_lock;            // a lock on the MemberNameTable updates
 extern Mutex*   JmethodIdCreation_lock;          // a lock on creating JNI method identifiers
 extern Mutex*   JfieldIdCreation_lock;           // a lock on creating JNI static field identifiers
--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/reflection.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/reflection.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -952,7 +952,8 @@
         }
       }  else {
         // if the method can be overridden, we resolve using the vtable index.
-        int index  = reflected_method->vtable_index();
+        assert(!reflected_method->has_itable_index(), "");
+        int index = reflected_method->vtable_index();
         method = reflected_method;
         if (index != Method::nonvirtual_vtable_index) {
           // target_klass might be an arrayKlassOop but all vtables start at
--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/reflectionUtils.hpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/reflectionUtils.hpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -109,6 +109,8 @@
  private:
   int length() const                { return _klass->java_fields_count(); }
 
+  fieldDescriptor _fd_buf;
+
  public:
   FieldStream(instanceKlassHandle klass, bool local_only, bool classes_only)
     : KlassStream(klass, local_only, classes_only) {
@@ -134,6 +136,12 @@
   int offset() const {
     return _klass->field_offset( index() );
   }
+  // bridge to a heavier API:
+  fieldDescriptor& field_descriptor() const {
+    fieldDescriptor& field = const_cast<fieldDescriptor&>(_fd_buf);
+    field.reinitialize(_klass(), _index);
+    return field;
+  }
 };
 
 class FilteredField : public CHeapObj<mtInternal>  {
--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/vmStructs.cpp	Tue Sep 17 23:12:27 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/vmStructs.cpp	Fri Sep 13 22:38:02 2013 -0400
@@ -315,7 +315,6 @@
   nonstatic_field(InstanceKlass,               _breakpoints,                                  BreakpointInfo*)                       \
   nonstatic_field(InstanceKlass,               _generic_signature_index,                           u2)                               \
   nonstatic_field(InstanceKlass,               _methods_jmethod_ids,                          jmethodID*)                            \
-  nonstatic_field(InstanceKlass,               _methods_cached_itable_indices,                int*)                                  \
   volatile_nonstatic_field(InstanceKlass,      _idnum_allocated_count,                        u2)                                    \
   nonstatic_field(InstanceKlass,               _annotations,                                  Annotations*)                          \
   nonstatic_field(InstanceKlass,               _dependencies,                                 nmethodBucket*)                        \