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  2. JDK-8214777

Avoid some GCC 8.X strncpy() errors in HotSpot

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        Gcc 8 has strict (and sometimes buggy) tests for strncpy() misuse.

        A common pattern in the JDK is:

            const size_t not_impl_len = strlen(not_impl);
            *str = NEW_C_HEAP_ARRAY(char, not_impl_len+1, mtTracing);
            strncpy(*str, not_impl, not_impl_len);
            (*str)[not_impl_len] = '\0';

        More efficient code that does not cause GCC warnings would use strncpy()
        to add the trailing null, resulting in shorter code:

             strncpy(*str, not_impl, not_impl_len);
            (*str)[not_impl_len] = '\0';

        becomes:

            strncpy(*str, not_impl, not_impl_len+1);

        (found by compiling with GCC 8.1)

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                mikael Mikael Vidstedt
                Reporter:
                sgehwolf Severin Gehwolf
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