RFR: 8034944: (process) Improve subprocess handling on Solaris

Rob McKenna rob.mckenna at oracle.com
Fri Mar 21 17:43:12 UTC 2014

Hi folks,

I'd like to push this change into JDK8 & 7. There is other work going on 
in 9 which will supersede this fix so there is likely no point in 
pushing to that release.

This is backport of the threadpool specific changes from 
https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-6944584 along with some 
cosmetic changes in order to keep the code somewhat similar.

In a nutshell a new process reaper thread was spawned for every Process 
created by the JDK. This fix runs these reaper threads in a thread pool 
to save on thread creation when creating a lot of new processes.



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