RFR: 8194154: JDK crashes parsing path string contains '//' on linux

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Feb 8 06:54:32 UTC 2018

On 07/02/2018 20:10, yumin qi wrote:
> Hi,
>    Please review the fix (extra small) for:
>    bug 8194154: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8194154
>    webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~minqi/8194154/
>    Summary: canonicalize will check and fold double (or more) slashes, but
> in function collapsible(char*) and splitNames(char*, char**), it failed to
> process strings like "//". This results in the former does not give a
> correct number of substrings and the later does not give a correct array of
> substrings. The fix add a check if the character is '/' after a '/'.
The JDK has never supported setting user.dir in this way (it breaks 
several things). There is a thread discussing this on core-libs-dev so 
best to bring it to that mailing list to discuss again.


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