RFR: JDK-8044725: Bug in zlib 1.2.5 prevents inflation of some gzipped files

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed Jun 4 06:57:35 UTC 2014

On 03/06/2014 23:34, Xueming Shen wrote:
> Hi,
> Please help review the change to upgrade the zlib bundled with jdk/jre
> from 1.2.5 to 1.2.8.
> This is mainly to address the bug fix mentioned in 1.2.8's release at 
> zlib.net.
> "Version 1.2.8 fixes a very rare bug in decompression. All users are 
> encouraged to upgrade immediately..."
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~sherman/8044725/webrev
This looks good to me. The issue is remainder that we should consider 
switching the default to --with-zlib=system from bundled, at least for 
Linux and Solaris (already done on OS X, not feasible on Windows).


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