HotSpot 17 merge

Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Mon May 17 01:24:52 PDT 2010

On 16 May 2010 23:27, Martin Buchholz <martinrb at> wrote:
> On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 09:14, Andrew John Hughes <ahughes at> wrote:
>> The webrev is here:
> I'm a lttle worried about the stability of the resulting hotspot.
> It appears that the most stable hotspots are obtained by
> getting the hotspot versions that are targetting proprietary
> 6uN releases, with selected later bug fixes added on top.
> Recently, this means even-numbered hotspots.
> So I was expecting that we would upgrade openjdk6
> to hotspot18 sometime within the next 6 months or so,
> skipping hotspot17 entirely.

I was expecting it would be hs18 too, but hs17 was the stablisation
branch that appeared:
and thus what will be used in the proprietary releases.

We only merge from these stablisation branches, not the JDK7 HotSpot
tree itself.

> Perhaps someone from hotspot-land could give us
> more guidance.
> Martin

Andrew :-)

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