PRE-RFR: 8177154: Default configuration should disallow loading agents

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Fri Mar 24 09:48:24 UTC 2017

On 24/03/2017 09:34, Remi Forax wrote:

> :
> One of strong feature that makes choosing Java on server is that you can attach, at runtime, a monitoring/troubleshooting tool when an event occurs,
> please do not send us back to the pre Java 6 world !
This does not send us back to the pre JDK 6. The changes have no impact 
on the troubleshooting tools and no impact on management tools that use 
the attach API to start the JMX agent in the running VM. The change is 
simply to make loading of arbitrary code with the attach API opt-in. On 
the server then you the launch script can specify the proposed option 
and tools that are loading agents will not see a difference.


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