RFR: JDK-7065902 - (file) test/java/nio/file/Files/Misc.java fails on Solaris 11 when run as root

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Nov 21 20:22:44 UTC 2013

On 21/11/2013 19:29, Dan Xu wrote:
> Hi All,
> Please review the simple fix towards 
> test/java/nio/file/Files/Misc.java. It only fails when it is run by 
> root. As Alan commented in the bug, the root has all permissions, so 
> the test assumptions are wrong. Thanks!
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-7065902
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~dxu/7065902/webrev/
This looks okay although it's possible for users other than root to be a 
superuser. I think we have at least one other test that checks if 
/etc/passwd is writable as a crude indication as to whether the test is 
being run by root or not.


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