[PATCH 1/1] Get rid of synchronization in java.util.logging.LogRecord constructor

Dalibor Topic Dalibor.Topic at Sun.COM
Fri Mar 13 00:01:36 UTC 2009

David M. Lloyd wrote:
> On 03/12/2009 05:41 PM, Mark Reinhold wrote:
>> You might want to have a look at the new contribution process [1].
>> Using that will increase the probability that someone will evaluate
>> your patch sooner rather than later.
>> - Mark
>> [1] http://openjdk.java.net/contribute
> Consider my post to be step 2 of that process.  The patch itself is
> probably the most succinct way of expressing the proposed change (it
> only took a minute or two to write in any case).

That's understandable, but it's a lot easier to find interesting patches 
to review in a bug tracker, then to search for them among mailing list threads.

In other words, if you, say, look at this thread so far in your mail reader, 
you'd have a hard time figuring out whether someone has reviewed your change 
or not, without spending the time reading the thread. Since more people end 
up reading each e-mail then people end up writing each e-mail, it's useful 
to optimize processes towards avoiding having to read a lot of e-mail in 
order to figure out simple things.

So, please do add your patch to the bug tracker so that it doesn't get lost,
and so that others don't have to spend time reading threads full of polite 
requests to please add your patch to the bug tracker. ;)

> Anyone have comments on the change?

It seems that the change would break serialization, by changing the type
of a serialized field (in both classes) away from a primitive one. See
for details.

Such comments are, obviously, better preserved in a bug tracker, then in 
a mailing list thread, but you knew I'd say that, right? ;)

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