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src/hotspot/share/classfile/verificationType.cpp

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@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 /*
- * Copyright (c) 2003, 2018, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 2003, 2019, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
  *
  * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
  * under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
  * published by the Free Software Foundation.

@@ -109,10 +109,13 @@
           from_field_is_protected, from.is_array(), from.is_object(), THREAD);
   } else if (is_array() && from.is_array()) {
     VerificationType comp_this = get_component(context, CHECK_false);
     VerificationType comp_from = from.get_component(context, CHECK_false);
 
+    // This code implements non-covariance between value type arrays and both
+    // arrays of objects and arrays of interface types.  If covariance is
+    // supported for value type arrays then this code should be removed.
     if (comp_from.is_valuetype() && !comp_this.is_null() && comp_this.is_reference()) {
       // An array of value types is not assignable to an array of java.lang.Objects.
       if (comp_this.name() == vmSymbols::java_lang_Object()) {
         return false;
       }
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