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

Coleen Phillimore coleen.phillimore at
Mon Jan 28 13:19:43 UTC 2013

On 1/25/2013 9:39 AM, Eric McCorkle wrote:
> Thanks for the input, everyone.
> I take it this is ok to push, then?

Looks good to me.  Thank you for doing this.

> 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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