PING 2: [7u80] Request for review for CR 4963723: Implement SHA-224

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at
Wed Dec 24 16:09:22 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> Considering that the issue was a P3 RFE rather than a high priority bug fix,
> it's not clear to me why it would be necessary to backport it into 7u80,  at
> the end point in the release cycle.

I don't have anything to do with the assignment of such priorities.

>From our side, as already explained, backporting this and a couple of other patches
yet to come that depend on it is important for retaining the compatibility of OpenJDK
web servers with Apache web servers, which have switched to requiring a higher DH key
size by default.

Andrew :)

Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (

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