CSR for posix_spawn on JDK 12

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed Dec 5 10:54:15 UTC 2018

On 05/12/2018 10:44, David Holmes wrote:
> so IMHO for this issue the "specification" should simply be:
> Update the allowed values of the jdk.lang.Process.launchMechanism 
> property on Linux to accept the value "posix_spawn", which will use 
> the posix_spawn() API. The default value of "vfork" remains unchanged.
That is what CSR JDK-8214511 is about. I agree the wording could have 
been a lot simpler but there is nothing controversial.

To Thomas's question as to why a CSR is needed then it is because it's 
extending a supported interface. This is different to many of the 
undocumented options which were added for JDK debugging or testing purposes.


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