RFR: 8000975: (process) Merge UNIXProcess.java.bsd & UNIXProcess.java.linux (& .solaris & .aix)

Peter Levart peter.levart at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 14:48:23 UTC 2014

On 04/01/2014 03:26 PM, Rob McKenna wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> Yup, I'll give this a whirl.
>     -Rob

Thanks Rob.

> On 01/04/14 14:16, Peter Levart wrote:
>> Hi Alan, Volker,
>> Thanks for sharing the info and for testing on AIX. Here's the 
>> updated webrev that hopefully includes the correct "dispatch on 
>> os.name" logic. I included "Solaris" as an alternative to "SunOS" 
>> since I saw this in some documents on Internet. If this is 
>> superfluous, I can remove it:

I checked the code that obtains the value for os.name system property in 
current OpenJDK. Here's the relevant part of 

#ifdef MACOSX
         struct utsname name;
         sprops.os_name = strdup(name.sysname);
         sprops.os_version = strdup(name.release);

The uname() system function is used to obtain the OS name on all UNIXes 
except MACOSX, where a constant "Mac OS X" is used in 

void setOSNameAndVersion(java_props_t *sprops) {
     /* Don't rely on JRSCopyOSName because there's no guarantee the 
value will
      * remain the same, or even if the JRS functions will continue to 
be part of
      * Mac OS X.  So hardcode os_name, and fill in os_version if we can.
     sprops->os_name = strdup("Mac OS X");

     void *jrsFwk = getJRSFramework();
     if (jrsFwk != NULL) {
         char *(*copyOSVersion)() = dlsym(jrsFwk, "JRSCopyOSVersion");
         if (copyOSVersion != NULL) {
             sprops->os_version = copyOSVersion();
     sprops->os_version = strdup("Unknown");

The value of os.name for Linux is, I belive, always "Linux". The value 
for AIX is "AIX" and for Mac OS X is fixed to "Max OS X" at compile 
time. But what about all Solaris(es)? Thinking about OpenSolaris and 
forks... Would their uname() return "SunOS" too?

Regards, Peter

>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~plevart/jdk9-dev/UNIXProcess/webrev.03/
>> I tested this on Linux and Solaris and the java/lang/ProcessBuilder 
>> jtreg tests pass. So with Volker's test on AIX, the only OS platform 
>> left for testing is Mac OS X. Would someone volunteer?
>> Regards, Peter
>> On 03/27/2014 11:18 AM, Volker Simonis wrote:
>>> Hi Peter,
>>> thanks for applying these changes to the AIX files as well.
>>> With the additional line:
>>>              if (osName.equals("AIX")) { return AIX; }
>>> in Os.get() your change compiles cleanly on AIX and runs the
>>> java/lang/ProcessBuilder tests without any errors.
>>> So from an AIX perspective, thumbs up.
>>> Regards,
>>> Volker
>>> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Alan Bateman 
>>> <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com> wrote:
>>>> On 26/03/2014 15:19, Peter Levart wrote:
>>>>> I couldn't find any official document about possible os.name 
>>>>> values for
>>>>> different supported OSes. Does anyone have a pointer?
>>>> I don't know if there is a definite list but I assume we don't need 
>>>> to be
>>>> concerned with anything beyond the 4 that we have in OpenJDK, which is
>>>> "Linux", "SunOS", "AIX" and contains("OS X").
>>>> If we get to the point in JDK 9 where src/solaris is renamed to 
>>>> src/unix (or
>>>> something equivalent) then it could mean that the Os enum can be 
>>>> replaced
>>>> with an OS specific class in src/linux, src/solaris, ... and this 
>>>> would
>>>> avoid the need for an os.name check at runtime.
>>>> -Alan.

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