Future jdk9u updates & 9-critical-request

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Thu Feb 8 22:39:28 UTC 2018

On 8 February 2018 at 10:26, Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 07/02/18 16:33, dalibor topic wrote:
>> In short, someone is likely always going to be able to claim that a
>> given release is broken for them in one way or another.
> This shouldn't happen if a proper release process is followed.
> This wasn't a minor problem: two targets didn't even run.

I'm not a HotSpot developer, and certainly not an AArch64 expert,
but it was pretty obvious to me from a casual inspection of the
problem changeset that support for these targets was absent.
It's also not the first time a target has been broken by a CPU,
though it is the first time for AArch64 being part of an upstream

There was a changeset that fixed this for the PPC targets, which
aren't handled by Oracle, as far as I'm aware. So whatever
process was used there needs to be expanded to cover other
ports. Hopefully the vulnerability group will resolve this.
Andrew :)

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