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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache build infrastructure or Oracle JVM problem: crash in native JDK code
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2013 02:57:21 GMT
On 6 February 2013 01:49, Jesse Glick <typrase@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Astonishing decision.
I hope people complain until they relent.
Seems very unwise to allow that behaviour - it undermines trust in the JVM.

> 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).

I trust there aren't more such shortcuts in the JVM.

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