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From Jesse Glick <typr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache build infrastructure or Oracle JVM problem: crash in native JDK code
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:49:24 GMT
On 02/05/2013 07:30 PM, sebb wrote:
> a pure Java application should not be able to cause a JVM crash

Depends entirely on what you mean by “pure Java application”. When you have filesystem
and Process access, you can do whatever the user shell account can do, which 
certainly includes triggering native errors.

At any rate I personally agree that using java.util.zip in this way should not cause JVM crashes—but
it does, and the JDK team has explicitly decided that this is “not a 
bug” and closed discussion. The workaround, or depending on your perspective the fix, is
to ensure that you do not clobber an open ZIP file (which would also prevent a 
lock error on Windows).

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