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

Roger Riggs Roger.Riggs at
Thu Nov 29 19:54:29 UTC 2018

Hi Thomas,

We'll also need a retroactive CSR for JDK 12 to change its status in JDK 
12 to be documented.
Can you take a swing at that?
On the Jira issue[2] there is a "More" menu  with a 'Create CSR' button.
It comes pre-filled with a template that should be pretty 
straightforward to fill out.

A CSR will also be needed for JDK 11 (pretty much a copy).
In the compatibility section, point out that it does not change the default.

I created a draft release note for JDK 12 [1].
Please review and comment or edit it directly with suggestions.
There is a release note style guide for reference [3].

Thanks, Roger


On 11/28/2018 11:56 AM, Thomas Stüfe wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 5:39 PM Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at> wrote:
>> 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.
> Oh, you are right. Do we have a release note/documentation for jdk12?
> ..Thomas
>> -Alan

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