RFR: JDK-8135259: InetAddress.getAllByName only reports "unknown error" instead of actual cause

Ramanand Patil ramanand.patil at oracle.com
Fri Feb 5 17:15:56 UTC 2016

Hi all

Please review the fix for bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8135259


Bug Description: Attempts to resolve a host unknown to the DNS server cause an UnknownHostException stating "unknown error" instead of "Name or service not known".


Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~rpatil/8135259/webrev.00/


Fix: Using a function call directly "gai_strerror(gai_error)" instead of using the function pointer which was declared but not initialized. Apart from this I have removed few other unused variables and function pointers. Brief description of how this bug was introduced is added to the bug comment.






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