[security-dev 01241]: Re: Code review request: 6880321 sun.security.provider.JavaKeyStore abuse of OOM Exception handling

Florian Weimer fweimer at bfk.de
Tue Sep 22 01:09:57 PDT 2009

* Max Wang:

> Please take a review on this code change:
>     http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~weijun/6880321/webrev.00/

This code is still unreliable.  You cannot hide OutOfMemoryError this
way.  The error could even be thrown in a completely unrelated thread.

There is no really good way to deal with this type of resource
exhaustation.  To deal with corrupted files, it is sufficient to grow
arrays as the file is read, so you will hit the end of the file before
the OOM error occurs.

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