<AWT Dev> RFR: 8077982: giflib upgrade breaks system giflib builds with earlier versions

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Wed Jun 3 00:34:45 UTC 2015

----- Original Message -----
> I think you meant the subject to be "RFR: 8081315 ..."

Ah yes, I moved the 8077982 in front of the colon when it's actually part
of the bug description i.e. RFR: 8081315: 8077982 giflib upgrade :(

> if (DGifCloseFile(gif, NULL) == GIF_ERROR)
>            return 0;
> I suppose we probably ought to be checking the (new) error returns
> although I am not sure what impact a failure on this particular
> call would have if we already had read the data.

I'm not sure about this myself; it's much like the IOException that
can be thrown from closing a Java stream. As far as I can see from [0],
it would throw an error if it fails in reading the GIF terminating block
or deallocating used memory.

> But could you write this as
> if (DGifCloseFile(gif, NULL) == GIF_ERROR){
>      return 0;
> }

Done: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~andrew/8081315/webrev.02/

> ?
> -phil.

[0] http://giflib.sourceforge.net/gif_lib.html
Andrew :)

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