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

Rob McKenna rob.mckenna at oracle.com
Fri Mar 21 18:23:20 UTC 2014

..just realised I had an out of date webrev up there, I've just updated 
in place in case anyone is looking at it.


On 21/03/14 17:43, Rob McKenna wrote:
> 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.
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~robm/8034944/webrev.01/
>     -Rob

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