RFR [8055421]: Unknown error in UnixNativeDispatcher

Ivan Gerasimov ivan.gerasimov at oracle.com
Wed Aug 20 09:24:04 UTC 2014

On 20.08.2014 13:02, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 08/20/2014 10:24 AM, Ivan Gerasimov wrote:
>> Thanks Florian!
>> On 19.08.2014 22:56, Florian Weimer wrote:
>>> On 08/19/2014 06:17 PM, Ivan Gerasimov wrote:
>>>> A bug is observed due to erroneous use of errno.
>>>> Would you please review the simple fix?
>>>> BUGURL: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8055421
>>>> WEBREV: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~igerasim/8055421/0/webrev/
>>> The change is fine, but the fact that this is visible at all is
>>> surprising.  What is setting errno to -1?
>> The problem here is that errno is set to something != -1, and, as a
>> consequence, an exception isn't thrown upon the failure.
> On Linux, as indicated in the bug report?  closedir cannot really fail 
> there.
> That's why I think the analysis in the bug is suspect.
It's not clear from the report what are the reason of the observed 
failure of closedir.
However, the bug and fix are quite obvious I think.

Sincerely yours,

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