JDK-8034057 java 9 only?

Robert Muir rcmuir at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 20:57:12 UTC 2015

Thanks Seán, if the fixes are not risky (of course), I think it would
be a good bugfix, if anyone has spare time to assist.

The situation I encountered was with a large company who configures
machines this way per corporate setup, and they encountered this
problem after we recently switched to nio.2 apis: hadn't thought about
SUBST since ms-dos days...

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 4:43 PM, Seán Coffey <sean.coffey at oracle.com> wrote:
> Robert,
> No hard reasons why JDK-8034057 is not in earlier updates. It probably boils
> down to resources. After all, JDK 9 is a mechanism for new bug fixes. Since
> this doesn't look like a compatibility change for older JDK families, I
> think it's suitable for porting. If you've got commit rights, you can go
> ahead and follow process for pushing to jdk8u-dev. Otherwise I or other
> colleagues can certainly assist in getting this fix into 8u-dev.
> Regards,
> Sean.
> On 18/08/2015 20:39, Robert Muir wrote:
>> We've had reports from customers that are caused by
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8034057
>> Apparently its not that uncommon of a configuration to SUBST windows
>> drive letters (like a locally mapped drive)?
>> Just curious if there is any reason fixes are held back to java 9?
>> Otherwise we are forced to hang on to some pretty ugly workarounds for
>> some time, as it tends to break applications completely.
>> Thanks,
>> Robert

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