[8u] [RFR] Request for Review of Backport of JDK-8179887: Build failure with glibc >= 2.24: error: 'int readdir_r(DIR*, dirent*, dirent**)' is deprecated

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Mon Jul 9 15:01:51 UTC 2018

On 9 July 2018 at 01:35, David Holmes <david.holmes at oracle.com> wrote:

>> Note that I also provided a variant of the fix only in 'os::readdir'
>> which shouldn't break JFR:
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/secure/attachment/76645/os_readdir2.patch
>> Maybe this could make it for 8u?
> This is linux specific code but it seems to be using internal knowledge of
> how a struct dirent is laid out on Linux. I'd also have to ensure this gets
> tested with JFR on 8u.
> I'll leave it to Andrew to decide on the above fix, or the makefile warning
> fix. I'll Review whichever is chosen.
> Thanks,
> David
>> Bernard

It's difficult for me to really just on Bernand's patch as I don't
know what problem
we're trying to solve. At the very least, it needs to be documented why that
memory copy is taking place.

I can propose a variant of the warning fix, but I think it has to involve moving
the readdir function out of os_linux.inline.hpp and into os_linux.cpp so the
warning pragmas can be safely applied.
Andrew :)

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