What happened to System/Process.getPid() ?

Rob McKenna rob.mckenna at oracle.com
Thu Nov 15 01:11:46 UTC 2012

Hi Thomas,

Don't ask me why, but for some reason this mail just landed in my client 
now. (this happens a lot on this mailing list for some reason)

getPid() is still on the todo list at the moment. Once I clear my plate 
a little I'll follow up on it.


On 26/10/12 10:02, Thomas L wrote:
> I'm sorry if I missed this, but I can't seem to find any information about
> what happened to the RFE "provide process ID" [1]. This umbrella bug
> report/RFE is marked as 'fixed', but I can't see that the "getPid" part is
> included in the current build of JDK8 (build 62).
> The "process destroy/getPid" RFE was previously listed under JDK8 features,
> but now it's gone.[2]
> And I can't find any information about "getPid()" being dropped from JDK8
> either.
> In his review request for the "System.killProcess" part of this RFE, Rob
> McKenna wrote:
> "As per the bug report the toString/pid work has been left to be
> completed separately."[3]
> What happened to "System/Process.getPid()" ? Is anyone actively working on
> adding this to JDK8 ?
> [1]. http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=4244896
> [2]. http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk8/features
> [3].
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/core-libs-dev/2012-April/009816.html
> Thanks
> Thomas

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