RFR: 8041626: [Event Request] Shutdown reason

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed Feb 7 15:30:11 UTC 2018

On 07/02/2018 15:18, Robin Westberg wrote:
> Hi all,
> Please review the following change that adds an event-based tracing 
> event that is generated when the VM shuts down. The intent is to 
> capture shutdowns that occur after the VM has been properly 
> initialized (as initialization problems would most likely mean that 
> the tracing framework hasn’t been properly started either).
> Issue: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8041626
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~rwestberg/8041626/webrev.00/ 
> <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Erwestberg/8041626/webrev.00/>
> Testing: hs-tier1,hs-tier2,jdk-tier1,jdk-tier2
Can you elaborate a bit on why this isn't in JVM_Halt? Is this partially 
to help with cases where the shutdown hooks or finalizers run at exit 
cause issues?


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