Future jdk9u updates & 9-critical-request

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 09:40:17 UTC 2018

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 11:39 PM, Andrew Hughes <gnu.andrew at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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
> release.
> 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.

The process used there was our commercial licensee channel which isn't
usable for OpenJDK. So all the hope is on the vulnerability group!

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