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From "Andrew Cornwall" <andrew.pack...@gmail.com>
Subject doPrivileged needed on many loadLibrary calls?
Date Wed, 06 Aug 2008 20:59:56 GMT
I've been looking through the Harmony code and have run into a number of
cases where loadLibrary() is called without recourse to an
AccessController.doPrivileged() operation. It seems as if a number of places
just get lucky with the security manager. Is there any reason not to

    static {
        System.loadLibrary("hyfoo"); //$NON-NLS-1$


    static {
            AccessController.doPrivileged(new PrivilegedAction<Object>() {
                public Object run() {
                    System.loadLibrary("hyfoo"); //$NON-NLS-1$
                    return null;

Some of the files are in java.* packages, so they have to be on the bootpath
- which means wrapping them might not make sense. But others (like
PSPrinterJob and RandomBitsSupplier) are in org.apache.harmony.*, and might
not necessarily be on the bootpath for all consumers of Harmony classes.

Any thoughts?

    Andrew Jr.

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