Requests for Help: add FreeBSD procstat support to akuma library for Jenkins

Allan Jude allanjude at
Thu Jun 18 15:48:45 UTC 2015

On 2015-06-18 11:05, Craig Rodrigues wrote:
> Hi,
> When setting up Jenkins, if you install new plugins, there
> is a checkbox:
> Restart Jenkins when installation is complete and no jobs are running
> This checkbox allows you to restart Jenkins automatically when new
> plugins are installed.  This feature works on OS X, Linux, and Solaris,
> but not FreeBSD.
> I tracked down the problem on FreeBSD.  It turns out in this file
> in the Jenkins core Jenkins:
>  the akuma library ( ) is used
>  to figure out what command-line arguments
> were passed to the Java VM that is running Jenkins.
> This allows Jenkins to restart the VM with the same command-line
> arguments.
> The akuma library has platform specific code for
> OS X, Linux, and Solaris, but not FreeBSD.
> I am a bit overstretched with multiple things at this point.
> I was wondering if someone with Java coding experience can help
> with the following.
> (1)  Take the akuma library from
> (2)  Implement FreeBSD support in akuma, by having it execute
>       "procstat -c" to figure out the command-line arguments for a process.
> (3)  Make sure that all tests in akuma pass
> (4)  Send a GitHub pull request to incorporate the change upstream.
> If we can get this functionality into akuma, then
> we can eventually get this functionality into Jenkins itself.
> This will make Jenkins behave more like on Linux,
> and much nicer to  upgrade plugins.
> --
> Craig
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To help with this, I have an outstanding patch that adds libxo support
to procstat, so it is easier to do stuff like this:

Allan Jude

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