Downport JDK-8212828 (posix_spawn on Linux as non-default) to 11u

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Wed Nov 28 16:39:00 UTC 2018

On 28/11/2018 15:36, Thomas Stüfe wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to have this patch in 11u too, so I just did a 11u
> downport request.
> Our agreement was that launchMechanism=POSIX_SPAWN would stay as
> optional non-default value for jdk12, and at the start of JDK13
> development we would switch the default to posix_spawn.
> I would like to see this non-default-but-possible-to-set option in 11u
> too, just to broaden the test surface. We'd get more testers that way.
> What do you think, does that make sense?
It would be nice to have gotten feedback from people trying it out with 
JDK 12 EA builds but I don't know if that is possible.

If it is backported then a CSR will be required as it will be adding a 
new supported value. A release note or other documentation updates might 
be needed too.


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