Chapter 6. Exceptions

We have encountered numerous situations in which native code checks for possible errors after making JNI function calls. This chapter examines how native code can detect and recover from these error conditions.

We will focus on errors that occur as the result of issuing JNI function calls, not arbitrary errors that happen in native code. If a native method makes an operating systems call, it simply follows the documented way of checking for possible failures in the system call. If, on the other hand, the native method issues a callback to a Java API method, then it must follow the steps described in this chapter to properly check for and recover from possible exceptions that have occurred in the method execution.

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