<i18n dev> RFR : 7149608 (tz): Default TZ detection fails on linux when symbolic links to non default location used.

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Mon Mar 12 04:04:03 PDT 2012

On 09/03/2012 16:00, Seán Coffey wrote:
> Issue seen on somewhat irregular linux system configuration where 
> /etc/localtime is a symbolic link to a directory outside of 
> /usr/share/zoneinfo.
> In past, when a symbolic link was seen, the end target file was 
> assumed to be under /usr/share/zoneinfo and a string comparison match 
> was attempted. We need to factor in the case where symbolic link 
> points to any other location and match the end target file with a TZ 
> file from
> /usr/share/zoneinfo via findZoneinfoFile function.
> webrev : http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~coffeys/webrev.7149608.jdk8/
> bug report : http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=7149608
> regards,
> Sean.
cc'ing i18n-dev as that is where the TZ code is maintained.

The changes look okay but I think it would be more efficient to fstat 
the zone info file after opening it.


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