RFR: 8193277: SimpleFileObject inconsistency between getName and getShortName

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Wed Mar 13 23:40:10 UTC 2019

Hmmm, curious,

The src/ change is OK; all the concern is about the test, on Windows, 
and this text in the spec:


> Where symbolic links are supported, but the underlying |FileStore| 
> <https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/nio/file/FileStore.html> 
> does not support symbolic links, then this may fail with an 
> |IOException| 
> <https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/io/IOException.html>. 
> Additionally, some operating systems may require that the Java virtual 
> machine be started with implementation specific privileges to create 
> symbolic links, in which case this method may throw |IOException|.

That's spec-speak to cover the case that the historical perception has 
been that (IIRC) you require admin privileges on Windows to create 
symbolic links.

Taking a quick survey of existing tests ...

$ grep -rl Files.createSym open/test/langtools/

... I see that 3 of the 4 use something like this idiom:

>         try {
>             Files.createSymbolicLink(lsrc, Paths.get("src"));
>         } catch (FileSystemException fse) {
>             System.err.println("warning: test passes vacuously, 
> sym-link could not be created");
>             System.err.println(fse.getMessage());
>             return;
>         }

But SymLinkArchiveTest.java does not -- it just does a plain call of 
Files.createSymbolicLink, and the test is not excluded (i.e. listed on 
the ProblemList)

So, given your assertion that you get a clean build/test run, and given 
the existence of a separate test that appears to be able to create 
symbolic links on all platforms, I guess the test is good to go.  But if 
any problems arise with this test, we may need to wrap the call as 
illustrated above. Or you can proactively wrap it, to be on the safe side.

-- jon

On 03/13/2019 03:46 PM, Liam Miller-Cushon wrote:
> Any concerns with this, as long as the tests pass on all platforms?
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 2:36 PM Liam Miller-Cushon <cushon at google.com 
> <mailto:cushon at google.com>> wrote:
>     The submit repo build is clean.
>     On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 3:30 PM Liam Miller-Cushon
>     <cushon at google.com <mailto:cushon at google.com>> wrote:
>         On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 3:16 PM Jonathan Gibbons
>         <jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
>         <mailto:jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com>> wrote:
>             There can be problems with symbolic links on Windows. Have
>             you tried the
>             test on a Windows system?
>         Not yet, I just sent it to the submit repo.

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