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From "Kristian Rosenvold (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] (MSHARED-295) Non reliable killing of processes by CommandLineUtils
Date Tue, 10 Sep 2013 06:09:53 GMT


Kristian Rosenvold commented on MSHARED-295:

I have no problem with going platform specific like JNI or forking a shell command as long
as it "just works". But I don't think we want JNA as a dependency here.

This does not sound like an extension point we really want.

If you make a patch I'll review it :)

> Non reliable killing of processes by CommandLineUtils
> -----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MSHARED-295
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Shared Components
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: maven-shared-utils
>            Reporter: Andrey Klochkov
> CommandLineUtils is used in Maven-Surefire to start forks which execute tests. It is
a well known issue that sometimes child processes are not killed correctly. This is a known
limitation of JVM, and the only reliable way to implement it would be platform specific.
> Bug report in Surefire JIRA:
> JVM bug report. It's Windows specific, but the problem exists on Linux and OSX as well.
> I'm proposing either 1) to implement several platform specific implementations of ProcessHook
or 2) to make the mechanism of killing processes extendable for clients of the library.

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