Request for Review JDK-8006503: JVM_PrintStackTrace is not used in JDK

Eric McCorkle eric.mccorkle at
Fri Jan 25 14:39:52 UTC 2013

Thanks for the input, everyone.

I take it this is ok to push, then?

On 01/25/13 06:22, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 24/01/2013 20:29, Eric McCorkle wrote:
>> Also, can someone more experienced in core-libs please confirm that it
>> has indeed not been used since that long ago (and perhaps more
>> importantly, that there are no current plans to use it)?
> The only usage that I can find is in the distance past, long before
> OpenJDK. I'm not aware of anything or anyone planning to use it.
> When hotspot builds were going into several JDK trains then great care
> was required, particularly with removing functions but I think that has
> been rare.
> In any case, it is my understanding that the JVM_* functions are not a
> supported interface, at least definitely not for applications/libraries
> outside of the JDK to use directly. To my knowledge, we've never
> documented these functions beyond the header files (except perhaps
> perhaps porting documentation for those porting this code base).  There
> are moves afoot on cvmdi-dev [1] to document these functions but I'm not
> tracking it closely to know what labels (private, unstable, etc.) are
> planned.
> -Alan
> [1]

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