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

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at oracle.com
Mon Mar 12 07:31:05 PDT 2012

Ok - good point on the stat change Alan. I think this is what you're after :



On 12/03/12 11:04, Alan Bateman wrote:
> 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.
> -Alan

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