Replace the static error string in ZIP_Put_In_Cache0 with on stack memory

Sean Chou zhouyx at
Wed Apr 11 07:58:10 PDT 2012

Hi hotspot guys,

    Would any one like to take a look at this? I'm trying to fix a
potential race in ZIP_Open, it is found classLoader.cpp uses this function.
So a webrev for hotspot is made as well, but I need a sponsor from hotspot
as suggested by Alan Bateman.

    The start of this thread is
    The webrevs:
and  .

    And, I found JDK_Version::is_gte_jdk18x_version suggested by Alan does
not exist in hotspot yet, shall I add it to the patch too ?

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at>wrote:

> On 10/04/2012 08:10, Sean Chou wrote:
>>    And it is found that hotspot calls ZIP_Open through (*ZipOpen) in file
>> classLoader.cpp .So I also made a patch for it and add hotspot-dev to cc
>> list.
>>    File classLoader.cpp is the only one I have found calling ZIP_Open.
>> The webrev for hotspot is:
>> >
>> To hotspot guys,
>>    We are trying to make the error path in ZIP_Open in
>> src/share/native/java/util/**zip/zip_util.c thread safe by changing the
>> errbuf[] from static array to on stack array. This will cause the returned
>> error string allocated from heap, which need to be freed. I checked the
>> code and found only classLoader.cpp calls this function, so I made the
>> above webrev. Please take a look.
>>  It's good that you spotted that this is called from the VM (I'd
> forgotten that). In that case things get a bit more complicated because the
> hotspot repository takes a different route into master and also goes into
> 7u releases too. I'll leave the HotSpot group to comment on your proposed
> change but I assume it will require adding JDK_Version::is_gte_jdk18x_**version
> so that the JDK version can be tested before decided whether to free the
> error message. It will also require a sponsor as you cannot push changes to
> jdk8/tl/hotspot, all HotSpot changes require going through a build+test
> system (no direct pushes).
> -Alan

Best Regards,
Sean Chou
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