JDK-8034057 java 9 only?

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at oracle.com
Tue Aug 18 21:05:29 UTC 2015

No problem. I've opened up a backport record and will work on this shortly.


On 18/08/2015 21:57, Robert Muir wrote:
> 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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