PING: [PATCH] Enable debug info on all libraries for OpenJDK builds

David Holmes david.holmes at
Tue Apr 9 04:20:06 UTC 2013

On 9/04/2013 11:06 AM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 5:51 PM, David Holmes <david.holmes at
> <mailto:david.holmes at>> wrote:
>     On 9/04/2013 2:59 AM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
>         Well, if I push it, it will be, no?
>     Testing comes before pushing - thank you.
> This issue keeps coming up.
> Non-Oracle committers have no access to the Oracle automated testing
> submission system, so I suggest giving developers some slack when
> submitting (as I did when I was TL integrator). Or provide some other
> simple mechanism for handing off risky patches to the integration
> pipeline.  Or provide some easy way to roll back breaking changes.

If you are submitting a build patch that affects multiple platforms and 
you can not test on all the platforms yourself then you should work with 
someone who can assist in ensuring sufficient testing is carried out. I 
don't think that is at all unreasonable.

We have had a number of build related changesets recently (Oracle 
generated!) that have caused significant build failures on some 
platforms, which in turn causes significant disruption to a number of 
teams. So I don't think the importance of testing before pushing can be 
overstated here.

> There's a far greater risk from changes that pass all the tests today,
> but have a fatal flaw that won't be discovered till after release, IMO.

Totally different problem.


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