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  2. JDK-8212828

(process) Provide a way for Runtime.exec to use posix_spawn on linux

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        Currently, on Linux, Runtime.exec() uses fork() or vfork(), with vfork() being the default. This is controlled by -Djdk.lang.Process.launchMechanism, with allowed values of "FORK" and "VFORK" on linux.

        Enable the use of posix_spawn() on Linux as it is used already on Solaris, BSD and AIX. But do not change the default.

        Purpose of this patch is to be able to test posix_spawn() on Linux, with the expressed wish to change the default to posix_spawn() later.

        See also discussion thread: http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/core-libs-dev/2018-October/056122.html

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                • Assignee:
                  stuefe Thomas Stuefe
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                  stuefe Thomas Stuefe
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