Need Reviewer: OpenJDK7 Windows VS2010 warning silencing

Kumar Srinivasan kumar.x.srinivasan at oracle.COM
Thu Dec 30 00:04:45 UTC 2010

Looks good.


> 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
> -kto
> P.S. For more on the Windows Banned functions, see:

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