JEP 291: Deprecate the Concurrent Mark Sweep (CMS) Garbage Collector

Jon Masamitsu jon.masamitsu at
Fri Jul 1 14:36:26 UTC 2016

On 7/1/2016 1:50 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 30/06/16 22:35, mark.reinhold at wrote:
>> New JEP Candidate:
> I think that there is likely to be a fair amount of push-back against
> this one.  I understand that the GC team has to be responsible for
> this decision, given that they have to support it.  But there has to
> be at least a possibility that OpenJDK support for CMS might not be
> ended, and Oracle is not necessarily the only company involved in
> this.


Do you have a suggestion on how continued support for CMS in OpenJDK
would work?  I've been told that if CMS is built in the binaries that Oracle
distributes, then customers will expect Oracle to support it. Regardless
of what the release notes say.


> Andrew.

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