Request for approval: Bug 100057 - Potential stack corruption in GetJavaProperties

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Wed May 18 13:56:06 UTC 2011

Omair Majid wrote:
> :
> It looks like this patch still has not been applied to OpenJDK7. I have prepared
> a webrev that updates this patch so it applies cleanly:
> I would appreciate it if someone could take a quick look. I would like to get
> this into OpenJDK; could someone please get me a bug id?
I remember Andrew Haley brought this up on the list originally and it 
went through a couple of iterations. The bug that was created at the 
time is still there:

6844255: Potential stack corruption in GetJavaProperties

One thing that I'm still curious about is whether there are actually 
locale strings that do cause problems. Usually the language, country and 
encoding are only a few characters and I don't think I've come across 
variants that could result in a locale string of 64 or more characters 
(I'm not disputing that we should fix this, just curious how this was 
found in the first place).

The changes that you have in the current webrev look okay to me. The 
question now is what to do with them. At this point only fixes to 
showstopper bugs are allowed. Do you think could you hold on to it until 
there are projects and forests setup for jdk8 and 7 updates?


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