RFR: 5049299 - (process) Use,posix_spawn, not fork, on S10 to avoid swap,exhaustion (jdk7u-dev)

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Thu Nov 7 04:03:18 UTC 2013

I did some review work on this in the past, but I don't have any opinion on
whether it should be backported to jdk7 or not, risk/benefit-wise.  I can
imagine some users might care a great deal, as we did for running on Linux.

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:23 PM, Rob McKenna <rob.mckenna at oracle.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I'd like to backport this change to JDK7. Note: this fix uses posix_spawn
> by default on Mac OSX only. On Solaris fork will remain the default
> behaviour.
> I've just noticed that there is a problem with the testcase on Solaris in
> that it will test fork twice. (and won't test posix_spawn) I'll figure out
> a way around this, but in the mean time I'd like to get the ball rolling on
> this review anyway.
>     -Rob

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