[Zulu-eng] Proposal for back-porting JFR to OpenJDK8u

Mario Torre neugens at redhat.com
Thu Feb 14 11:20:03 UTC 2019

On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 12:41 PM Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 2/11/19 1:01 PM, Mario Torre wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 12:29 PM Severin Gehwolf <sgehwolf at redhat.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Fri, 2019-02-08 at 19:00 +0100, Mario Torre wrote:
> >>> Andrew, do you think we can have a repository created for this
> >>> purpose?
> >>
> >> At the OpenJDK Committers Workshop a JDK 8u sandbox repository was
> >> discussed. Perhaps that would fit the bill for this backport in a more
> >> generic way?  "jfr-8u" branch in a jdk8u-dev/sandbox forest, perhaps?
> >
> > My understanding was that this was dismissed, but I'm happy either way.
> >
> > If we have an agreement on how to call the repository then Andrew will
> > create one right away.
> >
> > Btw, I think the discussion should move to jdk8u-dev alone. I'm not
> > sure if we will want to coordinate this effort on a separate mailing
> > list though, what do you think?
> I think it would be cleaner to have multiple repositories: having to deal
> with branches make things pointlessly difficult. Maybe we should give this
> some structure with subdirectories, so jdk8u/incubator/jfr. The advantage
> of this is that a casual visitor is less likely to be confused.

I like this proposal, it is future proof as it would make it clear also if
we ever had to add more of such repositories what they are for.


Mario Torre
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