[PING] RFR: JDK-8135259: InetAddress.getAllByName only reports "unknown error" instead of actual cause
ramanand.patil at oracle.com
Wed Feb 10 07:08:08 UTC 2016
Please help me in getting this review done.
From: Ramanand Patil
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2016 10:46 PM
To: core-libs-dev at openjdk.java.net
Subject: RFR: JDK-8135259: InetAddress.getAllByName only reports "unknown error" instead of actual cause
Please review the fix for bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8135259
Bug Description: Attempts to resolve a host unknown to the DNS server cause an UnknownHostException stating "unknown error" instead of "Name or service not known".
Fix: Using a function call directly "gai_strerror(gai_error)" instead of using the function pointer which was declared but not initialized. Apart from this I have removed few other unused variables and function pointers. Brief description of how this bug was introduced is added to the bug comment.
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