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From "Dmitry M. Kononov (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HARMONY-187) java.io.ObjectOutputStream.writeUnshared() works incorrectly.
Date Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:43:17 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-187?page=comments#action_12430031 ] 
            
Dmitry M. Kononov commented on HARMONY-187:
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The included (by me) attachments are submitted under the terms of the Apache License v2 and
the terms of the ICLA.

> java.io.ObjectOutputStream.writeUnshared() works incorrectly.
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HARMONY-187
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-187
>             Project: Harmony
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Classlib
>            Reporter: Dmitry M. Kononov
>         Assigned To: Mikhail Loenko
>         Attachments: Test16.java, writeUnshared.diff
>
>
> Say, we write the same object by the following code:
> Object o = "foobar";
> oos.writeObject(o);
> oos.writeUnshared(o);
> oos.writeObject(o);
> And then, read the written data by the code as follows:
> Object[] oa = new Object[3];
> for (int i = 0; i < oa.length; i++) {
>     oa[i] = ois.readObject();
> }
> We expect that:
> 1) the 0th and 1st elements of the array are not equal. That is, oa[0] != oa[1].
> 2) the 1st and 2nd elements of the array are not equal. That is, oa[1] != oa[2].
> 3) the 0th and 2nd elements of the array are equal. That is, oa[0] == oa[2].
> All the three conditions are true if we run a test case in RI:
> oa[0] != oa[1] - true
> oa[1] != oa[2] - true
> oa[0] == oa[2] - true
> When we run the test case in Harmony the first condition is true and the rest two are
false.
> oa[0] != oa[1] - true
> oa[1] != oa[2] - false
> oa[0] == oa[2] - false
> Here is an excerpt from the spec which shows us that Harmony behaves incorrectly:
> "If writeObject is used to write an object that has been previously written with writeUnshared,
the previous writeUnshared operation is treated as if it were a write of a separate object.
In other words, ObjectOutputStream will never generate back-references to object data written
by calls to writeUnshared"
> Please note also, that oa[2] should be back-referenced to oa[0].
> I will attach the test case.

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