Name: nt126004 Date: 07/29/2002
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.4.0_01"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0_01-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0_01-b03, mixed mode)
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
add a method to FileChannel that does something like the following:
long transfer(long aFromPosition, long aToPosition, long aCount)
this method would transfer aCount bytes from within the same
FileChannel to somewhere else in the same FileChannel
Currently it is unclear what should happen when using the tranferTo / transferFrom methods to accomplish the same thing. For example when transferring bytes on our system using transferTo(2, 5, channel) with channel position at 4
abcdefghijk --> abcdcdcdcjk
one might expect --> abcdcdefgjk
The behaviour of the new method should be as though the
transferred data was 1st written out to a temp location and
then written into the file at the new location.
If aToPosition is before aFromPosition the the behaviour at
the momment is fine (assuming it works the same on all
If aToPosition == aFromPosition then nothing needs to be done.
If aFromPosition is before aToPosition then either blocks of
no more than (aToPosition - aFromPosition) should be
transferred at a time starting from the end of the file and
working back, or some other method should be used such that
in the case above abcdefghijk --> abcdcdefgjk
This bug can be reproduced always.
CUSTOMER WORKAROUND :
write the method ourselves (wont be as efficient as file
systems would allow)
(Review ID: 153679)