DISCLAIMER: These notes are from the defunct k8 project which precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26! The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it.


I wake up this morning and there is about 2 or more feet of snow. There is just tons of it. When this all melts that will be tons and tons of water. I just hope the roof does not collapse with all of this snow, that would be bad.


Not sure about the URLClassLoader failing. I do know that it can fail if the file is changed (hairball.ja_) but I do not believe it is. If I make it read-only then it oddly triggers an out of date message. And even if it is read-only it still cannot find DeletePathComparator. This class does exist in the JAR so I do not see how it is failing. Going to see if this occurs with my second laptop, which it should. And it does. Going to try it in Wine now.


This happened after my switch from URLClassLoader to my own custom class loader using PackageContents. However hairball is loaded from the third stage which uses a URLClassLoader and then sets the thread context classloader to that URLClassLoader. However, running in Windows, the URI scheme I use for building things does not work because it believes there is a relative path used. I believe for the file URI I should derive it from the path. So instead of having a package name, I instead have a URI.


Slight change to the URIs make them work in Wine.


which is good.


Still not sure what is causing this classpath problem though.


Using strace and it appears that stat is being called for every single file in my source repository. This may be why start time takes quite awhile.


I believe I know the cause and should have fixed it. I was checking the dates of all the packages regardless if there were collisions or not. I only want to check the dates if there are multiple of the same binary/source.


Actually, I believe it may be caused by the walk of file contents for Path based packages because it visits the entire tree. I can actually instead have a semi-lazy on request going through everything which should hopefully help some things, potentially.


Completely frozen on this, and I have no idea why it does not work.


Ok so, if I were to try loading the class is not working and load it earlier it loads perfectly fine.


Ok so it definitely stops working AFTER I set a new ContextClassLoader. I need to do some more reading on the full thing of this. Does this class loader become the "system" class loader? Based on some short reading, they provide a "back-door" of sorts. So setting the class loader might not be needed at all.


So I am going to see how this works when NOT setting it. And not setting it still causes the same issues.


I was actually using ClassLoader.loadClass() in my class loader and not Class.forName(). This might fix it, I hope. I also if falsed out the setting of context class loaders too. And even then it still fails.