Need Reviewer: OpenJDK7 Windows VS2010 warning silencing

John Yeary johnyeary at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 15:24:31 UTC 2010


Looks OK to me.

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Kelly O'Hair <kelly.ohair at oracle.com>wrote:

> Need Reviewer: Windows VS2010 warning silencing
>
> With Windows VS2010 compilers, we started seeing many warnings about
> supposedly insecure function usage.
> These are not actually detecting errors as much as indicating that certain
> functions used have been known to
> cause security issues when used improperly, so all uses will create a
> warning error.
>
> As much as I agree that some of these functions should not be used
> (sprintf,...), I don't entirely agree with some
> of these warnings, especially when the supposedly insecure function is used
> safely.
> The change below should silence the bulk of these warnings, allowing us to
> see the more critical warnings that
> we really need to fix, not sure what the future setting will be for this.
>
> Expect some efforts in the coming months to reduce warnings, and also
> reduce the use of selected 'banned functions'.
>
> 6991482: Add global jdk makefile options to silence some VS2010 warnings
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ohair/openjdk7/jdk7-build-WIN_WARN/webrev/<http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Eohair/openjdk7/jdk7-build-WIN_WARN/webrev/>
>
> -kto
>
> P.S. For more on the Windows Banned functions, see:
>  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288454.aspx
>
>


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