JDK-8257645 : VM Guide: Document the deprecation in the signal chaining facility
  • Type: Sub-task
  • Component: docs
  • Sub-Component: guides
  • Affected Version: 16
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2020-12-03
  • Updated: 2021-02-24
  • Resolved: 2021-02-24
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JDK 16
In the VM Guide we have a section describing Signal Chaining e.g.


This needs to be updated to address the deprecation of sigset/signal usage under JDK-8257572.

After the paragraph that starts:

"Your application can link and load the libjsig.so shared library  ..."


Note: As of Java 16 the use of the <code>signal</code> and <code>sigset</code> functions are deprecated, and support for those functions will be removed in a future release. Use the <code>sigaction</code> function instead.

Hi [~dholmes], Here is the update; kindly let me know if it is OK. https://docs-uat.us.oracle.com/en/java/javase/16/vm/signal-chaining.html#GUID-CB49A2A7-2A9F-4C18-948F-6D4A96FF688D Sorry for the delay.

This needs to be done for JDK 16 docs. JDK-8257653 is for JDK 17!

Hi [~dholmes], Resolving this issue as Won't fix according to https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8257653. Hope it is OK. Thanks!