RFR: 8000975: Merge UNIXProcess.java.bsd & UNIXProcess.java.linux

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Tue Oct 16 16:35:02 UTC 2012

On 16/10/2012 17:15, Rob McKenna wrote:
> It has been suggested to me (at least twice at this stage) that these 
> files should be merged since they're identical. This requires an 
> adjustment in perspective from "every platform should have its own 
> implementation" to "those platforms that differ from the norm should 
> have their own implementation". Given that the latter approach 
> simplifies things currently I believe it is the more sensible.
> Webrev at:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~robm/8000975/webrev.01/ 
> <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Erobm/8000975/webrev.01/>
>     -Rob
I don't have any objection to this but at some point I think we need to 
change the Solaris and Mac implementations to use posix_spawn, in which 
case it's possible that the Mac implementation will be different to the 
Linux implementation.


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