[11u]: RFR CSR backport: JDK-8220362: Add "POSIX_SPAWN" as valid value to jdk.lang.Process.launchMechanism on Linux

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Mar 19 09:34:19 UTC 2019

On 3/11/19 1:09 PM, David Lloyd wrote:
> Is vfork still guaranteed to be functional by the end of the Java 11
> support frame, from the perspective of any organization which supports
> JDKs of this version?

It's extremely unlikely to be made nonfunctional. Linux backwards
compatibility is excellent.

Besides, if vfork() is nonfunctional we'll need to change the Linux
default -- not just provide an alternative -- so this patch will be
inadequate. All this patch does is provide an alternative to
experiment with.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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