Chapter 2. Differences between java and alt-java

Similarities exist between alt-java and java binaries, with the exception of the SSB mitigation.

Although the SBB mitigation patch exists only for x86-64 architecture, Intel and AMD, the alt-java exists on all architectures. For non-x86 architectures, the alt-java binary is identical to java binary, except alt-java has no patches.

Additional resources

  • For more information about similarities between alt-java and java, see RH1750419 in the Red Hat Bugzilla documentation.