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  2. JDK-8183227

read/write APIs in class os shall return ssize_t

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      As most operating system's read/write APIs return a signed value where -1 reflects an error condition, the I/O methods in class os shall return an ssize_t type.

      For reference, here are the API documentations of read

      Solaris:
      https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/html/E29032/read-2.html#scrolltoc
      BSD:
      https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?read(2)
      Linux:
      https://linux.die.net/man/3/read
      Windows:
      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wyssk1bs.aspx
      AIX:
      https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_aix_71/com.ibm.aix.basetrf2/read.htm

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              hseigel Harold Seigel
              Reporter:
              clanger Christoph Langer
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