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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8297298

SequenceInputStream should override transferTo

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    • Enhancement
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • P4
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    • core-libs
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    • b27

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      Since JDK 18 some implementations of InputStream.transferTo, namely FileInputStream and ChannelInputStream, offload work to lower layers using NIO channels. This provides shorter execution time and reduced resource consumption. Unfortunately, this effect is prevented once the input stream itself is wrapped by a SequenceInputStream. While compared to other InputStreams the SequenceInputStream is a rather edge case (e. g. used to merge two files into one), nevertheless it makes sense to get rid of this obstacle simply by implementing transferTo (e. g. by allowing to offload the file merge, or parts of the file merge, to the operating system). As a result, more existing applications will experience the offloading-improvements made by JDK 18.

      To provide enhanced performance to existing applications, it makes sense to address this impediment: SequenceInputStream.transferTo should be implemented in a way that iteratively calls transferTo on each enumerated InputStream of the SequenceInputStream in ordered sequence.

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