RFR 7199674: (props) user.home property does not return an accessible location in sandboxed environment [macosx]

Brent Christian brent.christian at oracle.com
Fri Sep 13 17:20:14 UTC 2013

Replying to Alan and Mike...

On 9/6/13 2:27 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 05/09/2013 22:30, Brent Christian wrote:
> I don't know Cocoa memory management but from a quick look at the
> NSAutoreleasePool docs then what you seems to be right. Folks on
> macosx-port-dev would be better to comment on that.

Perhaps Dave could comment?

> I see that createUTF8CString doesn't handle malloc failing and it's
> not clear how CFStringGetCString behaves when called with NULL. In
> any case, this is all early startup and if we have malloc failing
> this early then we aren't going to get very far.


> One comment on the error case (fallback to "?") as this is now
> duplicated. It might be better to have this fallback in one place
> (GetJavaProperties) as I'm pretty sure we'll need to re-examine it
> at some point

Done, new webrev is here:


On 9/6/13 4:09 PM, Mike Duigou wrote:
> I am surprised that strdup isn't needed for the constant "?" string
> but java_props_md.c seems to include other constant strings in sprops
> so I will assume it is just never deallocated in the lifetime of the
> JVM.

My understanding is that C string literals go into static storage, and 
live for the life of the program.


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