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From "Jim Yu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HARMONY-6101) [classlib][luni] Extraneous path separator in *.boot.class.path on IBM VME 5
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:33:01 GMT
[classlib][luni] Extraneous path separator in *.boot.class.path on IBM VME 5

                 Key: HARMONY-6101
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-6101
             Project: Harmony
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Classlib
            Reporter: Jim Yu

By using IBM VME 5, while running SystemTest.test_getProperty_bootClassPath test case on 
both Linux and Windows, there is a failure:

Boot class path contains extra patch separator.

In the boot class path, I can see an extra ':' on Linux after:

Since similar issue has been resolved in HARMONY-3298 and the test can pass on IBM VME 4.
 I suppose this may be caused by the VME 5. After my further investigation, I found out that
the root
 cause of this issue is a behavior change by VME 5. For VME 4, there is no CP separator at
the end
 of the boot strap class path set by VM. So it is OK for Harmony to extend the boot class
path with 
values retrieved from bootclasspath.properties begins with a CP separator . But for VME 5,
root class
 path set by VM will add a CP separator at the end, so an repeated CP separator is generated.
it was caused by the change of VME, I find out a tricky method to make Harmony work well on
VME 4 and VME 5. I've tested my patch. It works fine on VME4, VME5 and DRLVM.

Can someone take a look at this? Thanks.

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