Process API Updates (JEP 102)

Kasper Nielsen kasperni at
Tue Mar 25 08:45:54 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 10:11 PM, roger riggs <roger.riggs at>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm starting to work on JEP 102, Process API Updates for JDK 9.
> Are there use cases for which this is insufficient?  Please comment.
What about a non-blocking waitFor mechanism such as

void onTerminate(IntConsumer consumer) or
CompletionStage<Integer> onTerminate();

Would be useful for spawning many small processes.

Also a waitFor method taking a timeout parameter. So you, for example, can
wait for the subprocess to exit within 10 seconds. And if not kill it.

- Kasper

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