Code Review Request: CR 6988099 Add version information to jvmti demos.

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Wed Nov 2 19:29:35 UTC 2011

This change is both a build change and a serviceability change, but I would argue that it is more
of a build change since the functionality of the jvmti demos shouldn't have changed with this.

Although I am listed as a member of the serviceability "group", I'm not exactly sure who leads that
group now, Daniel D. Daugherty is listed in the census but I'm not sure if that is correct.
Some groups have forests for integration changes into the primary releases, like jdk8 right now.

I am the lead on the build "group" and I can speak to that.

For jdk8 build changes, those being pushed into jdk8 (or the forest)
only one reviewer is generally required, I have not heard anything about more than one, although more
is always better, especially if there is any paranoia over the changes.
In this case, and with most build changes, someone should verify that all platforms still build ok.

It will be important that you create the changeset using the latest jdk8 build
forest, e.g. using a clones from 
Once you are happy that the change is ok on your system, then bundle up the changeset
with 'hg bundle' and I will run it through our internal JPRT build system to insure all build
platforms are ok, then I can push it into the repos.


On Nov 2, 2011, at 11:54 AM, Neil Richards wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-11-02 at 14:07 -0400, Zhengyu Gu wrote:
>> Hi Neil,
>> My understanding is that you need to have at least two reviewers who 
>> have 'reviewer' privilege, (and I don't have 'reviewer' privilege).
> I had a quick leaf through the OpenJDK Bylaws. 
> It looks like the number of necessary approvals from 'reviewers' vs
> 'committers' (vs anyone else) is project-specific, so it isn't directly
> defined there.
> Now you raise it, I wasn't able to track down where in the JDK 8 project
> documentation this is defined either.
> The log of (at least) the jdk repository suggests that this limit isn't
> universally applied (though in many cases, the submitter is of
> 'reviewer' status themselves - perhaps that counts towards the total ?).
> Kelly, can you give guidance / pointers here ?
> (So far, this change has found favor by one 'reviewer' - you - and two
> 'committers' - Zhengyu and myself).
>> Yes, I am tied up, if you can handle the push, that will be great. What 
>> java bug id you need? can you use CR 6988099?
> Doh! Of course I can.
> (I blame it all on coding-blindness - that's the same as snow-blindness,
> but in hex).
> Regards, Neil
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