Re: [Preliminary Review]: Proposal for back-porting JFR to OpenJDK8u

guangyu.zhu guangyu.zhu at
Fri Mar 1 11:59:55 UTC 2019

To verify the "disabled" parameter, I just tried "./configure --disable-jfr" and then "make" jvm in a docker on x86-64 linux. Using the image, I can't start java with "-XX:StartFlightRecording = xxx", and also can't start JFR with jcmd. Hope this can help.

Sender:Mario Torre <neugens at>
Sent At:2019 Feb. 28 (Thu.) 21:34
Recipient:Andrey Petushkov <andrey at>
Cc:guangyu.zhu <guangyu.zhu at>; jdk8u-dev <jdk8u-dev at>
Subject:Re: [Preliminary Review]: Proposal for back-porting JFR to OpenJDK8u

On Thu, 2019-02-28 at 10:10 +0000, Andrey Petushkov wrote:
> Sorry, no matter how hard I try I cannot repeat this problem :(
> If I configure with --disable-jfr there are no JFR-related VM flags,
> diagnostic commands or beans (checked with command line and JMC). 
> So I see no means to initiate JFR dump.
> Could you please elaborate what target platform you're building for
> (I've checked on x86_64) and your exact configure parameters

This is interesting.

So, my system is a Fedora 28, x86_64, at this moment, I'm using this

$ sh configure --with-extra-cflags=-Wno-error --disable-jfr

The configure picks up the option correct as far as I can see


If you can't replicate it, it's likely something wrong I'm doing, so
let's step back a second and see what's the full process.

I take the patches from here:

And apply them in order:


I didn't apply the others as at this moment I'm not building any of
those targets, the patches don't contain any build related changes

After that, I invoke my configure script, at this point no matter if I
pass  --disable-jfr or --enable-jfr I still end up with a full JFR

What steps am I missing?


Mario Torre
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