RFR 8068976: Remove JSDT implementation

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at oracle.com
Thu Jan 29 21:52:44 UTC 2015

Looks good to me.

Do you plan to push the jdk side change to remove com.sun.tracing 
together with the hotspot change?  I notice that you have a separate bug 
JDK-8062303 for jdk change.  It's fine to choose to do.   It'd also be 
fine to push the jdk change together with this hotspot change.


On 1/14/15 6:05 AM, Jaroslav Bachorik wrote:
> Please, review the following removal of functionality.
> Issue : https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8068976
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jbachorik/8068976/webrev.00
> JDK-8062303 [1] requests the removal of com.sun.tracing API. This API 
> was added as experimental in JDK7 [2][3] and haven't seen any 
> significant uptake since then.
> JSDT builds on top of the com.sun.tracing API and provides the bridge 
> to DTrace. It allows Java programs to fire custom DTrace probes. As an 
> implementation of com.sun.tracing API it needs to be removed before 
> proceeding with the removal of that API.
> This change is basically an anti-delta to [4] - minus the changes not 
> related to JSDT and/or DTrace.
> This change passes all the regression and JCK tests.
> Thanks,
> -JB-
> [1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8062303
> [2] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-6537506
> [3] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-7037081
> [4] http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk9/hs-rt/hotspot/rev/018d5b58dd4f

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