Tracking dependencies between backport bugs

Jonathan Dowland jdowland at
Thu Jan 7 09:41:51 UTC 2021


On Wed, Jan 06, 2021 at 02:54:48PM +0000, Lindenmaier, Goetz wrote:
> I would not consider this a dependency between the bugs. 
> There is no semantic connection between the two.
> It's just a conflict in the context, right?

Thanks for your reply.  I agree entirely with the rest of your mail
predicated on there being no semantic dependency. But unfortunately I
think there is.

The "outer-most" bug adds a new labelled statement to a case statement
that does not exist in 8u (introduced by the other patch). I'm not sure
what issue that case label should related to (it's not relevant to the
topic of JDK-8196196, tagging bugs @headful), but my concern would be
that if I drop that hunk in this backport, and someone later comes along
to backport JDK-8078614, this case label will never be added because
both backports would be considered "done".

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Senior Software Engineer, OpenJDK, Red Hat

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