RFR [12] 8210493: Bind to node- or linklocal ipv6 multicast address fails

Chris Hegarty chris.hegarty at oracle.com
Mon Nov 12 10:47:36 UTC 2018

On 09/11/18 14:33, Pavel Rappo wrote:
> Alan, Chris,
> Thanks for reviewing this change. However, before the push I tested it again and
> found out that there is a small number of Linux machines on which both tests
> fail. The only thing I found to be in common between these machines was the
> version of the Linux kernel. Machines with the 3.10.0 kernel on board failed
> these tests. The converse is also true. That is, if these tests failed, the
> machine's kernel was 3.10.0.
> I understand that there might be no causal relationship between those facts. For
> example, it could be the case that machines with this kernel are configured
> (e.g. network) differently. However, from what I've seen (`ifconfig` and
> `sysctl` output) it doesn't seem to be the case.
> Unless there are better suggestions I propose to skip these tests on 3.10.0
> kernels.
>     http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~prappo/8210493/webrev.02/
> What do you think?

This is regrettable, but seems like a reasonable way forward for now.


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