[EXTERNAL] Re: JDK-8234076 bug fix candidate

Kumar Srinivasan ksrinifmt at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 15:14:14 UTC 2019


Sorry for chiming in  late in the review process, for what it's worth....

1. It is not at all clear to me if this solution is correct, yes it averts
the problem of not finding the main-class
    and subsequent crash,  but it does not address  wildcard arguments

    What if we have
    % java --module-path=mods
--module=jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.Main *.java
    Where jdk.compiler is a java compiler implementation (javac).
    The user would expect the above compiler module to build all the .java
files in that directory,
    and this fix will not address that.

Some background:
Please see all the related bugs in the above JIRA issue.

Paragraph #6 in this interview surmises the wild card behavior on  Windows:

2. Though the arguments related tests are in Aaarghs.java the modules
related tests for the launcher are at:
Using the modules test framework may make the test simpler.

Kumar Srinivasan

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 11:34 AM Nikola Grcevski <
Nikola.Grcevski at microsoft.com> wrote:

> Hi Alan and Henry,
> Thank you for reviewing my email! Henry's observation matches mine, the
> shared common code for all platforms in checkArg
> (src/java.base/share/native/libjli/args.c) can potentially leave the
> firstAppArgIndex static set to -1, if all passed command line arguments are
> prefixed with a dash. Later on the arguments are validated, however we
> might crash before then on Windows because of the negative index access. In
> this case, the customer command was valid (modules usage) and the program
> runs successfully.
> I created a webrev here for the change, including a new test in
> Arrrghs.java:
> https://grcevski.github.io/JDK-8234076/webrev/
> I copied the test validation and assertion style of other code inside the
> test class.
> Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.
> Thanks again!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henry Jen <henry.jen at oracle.com>
> Sent: December 2, 2019 12:26 PM
> To: Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com>
> Cc: Nikola Grcevski <Nikola.Grcevski at microsoft.com>;
> core-libs-dev at openjdk.java.net
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: JDK-8234076 bug fix candidate
> The fix looks reasonable to me, basically, if the command argument format
> is not legal, it’s possible we won’t find the main class when doing
> argument file expansion, and the index is -1 which could cause crash on
> Windows platform for the wildcard processing.
> I think we should add a test case for this, probably in
> test/jdk/tools/launcher/Arrrghs.java.
> As I understand it, the argument validation is done in a later stage after
> calling JLI_Launch.
> Cheers,
> Henry
> > On Dec 2, 2019, at 2:12 AM, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > On 20/11/2019 19:42, Nikola Grcevski wrote:
> >> :
> >>
> >> Please let me know if this approach is acceptable for the current bug
> report and I'll make a webrev and include appropriate launcher tests. I was
> thinking the tests should do extra validation on the output from
> >>
> > I think you're in the right area but I would have expected the arg index
> to 0 here. Henry Jen (cc'ed) might have some comments on this.
> >
> > -Alan

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