RFE 4519026: (process) Process should support Unicode on Win NT, request for review

Heiko Wagner heiko.wagner at apis.de
Mon Mar 23 10:56:48 UTC 2009

Thanks for the description of the comment writing style. I have
investigated, why I get a return code of 6. This return code indicates that
java.exe launcher fails to start the Java VM. I will try to explain step by
step. ;-)

This is the test code that fails:

	try {
            ProcessBuilder pb = new ProcessBuilder();
            equal(getenvInChild(pb), "");
        } catch (Throwable t) { unexpected(t); }

1) this code does start the java.exe
2) java.exe tries to start the Java VM in function LoadJavaVM
3) LoadJavaVM tries to load the jvm.dll via LoadLibrary
4) LoadLibrary loads the jvm.dll and it's dependent libraries, in particular
the C runtime lib
5) loading of the MSCV90.DLL fails with error message:
   "Unable to resolve storage root for assembly directory
   This is caused by the "pb.environment().clear()", because it clears the
env variable %SystemRoot%.
6) LoadLibrary fails due to missing dependencies, thus causing java.exe fail
with exit code 6

You might not experience this problem, when you compile the JDK with an oder
MS VC++ version. According to the build readme in the JDK VS2008 is required
("...The 32-bit OpenJDK Windows build requires Microsoft Visual Studio C++
2008 (VS2008) Standard Edition compiler..."), but it seems the binary build
downloads on the openJDK site use an older version of Visual Studio.

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Buchholz [mailto:martinrb at google.com]
Sent: Montag, 23. März 2009 04:24
To: Heiko Wagner
Cc: core-libs-dev at openjdk.java.net; Xueming Shen; Alan Bateman
Subject: Re: RFE 4519026: (process) Process should support Unicode on
Win NT, request for review

Thanks for your continuing work on this.

ProcessBuilder/Basic.java has most of the tests related to
subprocesses.  I can't explain a return code of 6,
since the test uses 5, 7, and 8.

ProcessBuilder has a lot of infrastructure to help you write
a test in this area, but it can be intimidating to newcomers
(i.e. anyone but myself).

The JDK C code is quite inconsistent, but please use the style

 * comments
 * here

for block comments, and /* inline comments */ like this.

You need to remove the comment
 /* selected based on exe type */
which is no longer correct.

If you fix the style things, and get the tests to pass,
and add a test for what you're actually trying to fix,
I am ready to approve the change.


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