New hotspot project repos

Erik Trimble erik.trimble at
Wed Jul 20 15:39:48 PDT 2011

On 7/20/2011 1:59 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> On 13:17 Wed 20 Jul     , Paul Hohensee wrote:
>> Some may have noticed new Hotspot repos on  We've
>> made the Hotspot project independent of any particular JDK project
>> because Hotspot
>> delivers into multiple JDKs.  These new repos replace the ones under the
>> jdk7
>> project for Hotspot development going forward.  They are
>> hsx/hotspot-main
>> This is the Hotspot integration repo and replaces jdk7/hotspot.
>> hsx/hotspot-gc
>> hsx/hotspot-rt
>> hsx/hotspot-comp
>> These are the Hotspot group repos and replace jdk7/hotspotgc,
>> jdk7/hotspot-rt
>> and jdk7/hotspot-comp.
> Yeah, I noticed and was going to ask about this.   Looks like my
> assumption about it was correct :-)
>> We've also changed when we create repos for specific Hotspot versions.
>> For update
>> releases, we used to do it just before delivery into b01 of the update.
>> Now, we'll
>> do it when we bump the version number.  The version-specific repos will
>> be used
>> as flow-through repos during promotion into various JDK master hotspot
>> repos,
>> so when development on a version is done the corresponding
>> version-specific repo
>> will contain the definitive source for that version.  The current
>> Hotspot version repo
>> for hs22 was created just yesterday and is
>> hsx/hsx22
> Ok, so this is earlier than usual.  I only saw hs21 appear recently.
> Should we still stick with hs21 for now, as far as a stable release goes?

Yes, stick with HS21 as the latest stable one.

The "new" process will be to create a hsN/hotspot repository (note, that 
for now, it's just the Hotspot stuff, not a full forest) as soon as we 
fork.  That is, going forward, HS22 is created now. Only the Hotspot 
gatekeeper has push permission to it right now - it, in effect, is the 
promotion snapshot repository.

For instance, this weekend, when I'm doing the HS22 b01 snapshot, I'll 
wrap up hsx/hotspot-main/hotspot, run it through dev testing, then push 
into hsx/hsx22/hotspot. SQE will then use those bits to test, before I 
push from hsx/hsx22/hotspot to jdk8/jdk8/hotspot (assuming SQE give me a 
thumbs up).

At sometime in the future, we'll be forking HS22 for final stabilization 
into another 7Update release (likely 7u2).  When that stabilization fork 
happens, a new HS23 repo will be created, and it will now serve as the 
promotion candidate repository for hsx/hotspot-main

HS22 will become an integration repo, where developers working on 
stabilization directly push their work, before it goes through PIT to be 
pushed into jdk7u/jdk7u/hotspot  (or something similar).

 From the "outside" perspective, this new scheme means that the latest 
STABLE Hotspot version can always be found in the hsx/hsx(N-1) 
repository, where N = the highest number out on
Erik Trimble
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