Any native WatchService implementation planned on Mac OS X for JDK9?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Fri Aug 8 19:38:33 UTC 2014

On 08/08/2014 11:35, Christopher Brown wrote:
> Hello,
> This is a follow up to a thread I started on an incorrect list:
> Apparently, JDK-7133447 "(fs) Need WatchService optimized for MacOSX " 
> is marked as "Resolved" (as a duplicate).  I can't seem to determine 
> where I should look (what is it a duplicate of?).  It doesn't seem to 
> be a duplicate MACOSX_PORT-208 (that seems to be the origin).  There's 
> a reference to JI-9000729 but I don't know how to view that.
> In any case, if there's something to test already, I'm happy to try it 
> out.  If not, it would be helpful to know if it's planned for a 
> specific JDK9 build because current workarounds all have big shortcomings.
> Thanks in advance for any help.  Below (for information), I've copied 
> the messages from the original thread).
> Christopher Brown
The JI project is for incidents, this one should not have been marked as 
a dup of that. I've re-opened the issue so it's clearer now.

There isn't anything to test, it just hasn't bubbled up to the top of 
anyone's list. We definitely need to get to it at some point as isn't 
good for the OS X port to be using the polling implementation.


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