Process API Updates

Java 9 has come with the changes which will let you fetch the pid of a process. Following code shows how to get a pid with Java 9

ProcessBuilder pb = new ProcessBuilder("notepad");
		        Process p = pb.start();

		 System.out.println("Pid of Process : " + p.getPid());

getPid function internally call getProcessId0 with process’s handle to retrieve pid. getProcessId0 is a native method.

Apart from process id, other targeted changes are :

  • Ability to get/set the process name
  • Ability to enumerate Java virtual machines and processes to get pid, name, state, and perhaps resource usage
  • Api to do “End Process Tree”. EndProcessTree

Thanks Robin for the update, JDK 9 docs are now available here

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