Request for review: 8004495: [parfait] False positive Buffer overflow in hotspot/src/os/linux/vm/os_linux.cpp

Tim Bell tim.bell at
Tue Feb 19 11:23:42 PST 2013

On 02/19/13 10:29, harold seigel wrote:
> I don't know what happens if the latest/greatest JDK is run on an old 
> Linux kernel.  Perhaps it would complain about missing or mismatched 
> shared libraries during activation?

That is exactly what happens.  For example, trying to run the latest 
promoted JDK8 on a RedHat 2.1 system (Kernel version 2.4.9) will give you:

% uname -a
Linux sc11136055 2.4.9-e.40enterprise #1 SMP Thu Apr 8 16:43:01 EDT 2004 
i686 unknown

% /java/re/jdk/8/promoted/latest/binaries/linux-i586/bin/java -version
/lib/i686/ version `GLIBC_2.3' not found (required by 


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