[8u] [PING?] RFR: 8222737: [TESTBUG] Allow for tier 1 like testing in OpenJDK 8u

Aleksey Shipilev shade at redhat.com
Mon Jul 29 18:30:21 UTC 2019

On 7/29/19 7:37 PM, Severin Gehwolf wrote:
> So, in light of the changed build system in JDK 9+, and the rather
> small changes in this patch (on the grand scheme of things), it seems
> reasonable to implement this feature in the way proposed. It's a JDK 8u
> *enhancement* after all.

I am with Severin here. The lack of acceptance test profile in 8u is severely impeding 8u
backporting work. I personally keep Severin's patches applied at all times in my local patch queue,
because that is the only way I can have 8u coverage more or less similar to what I do for 11u backports.

Langtools build changes do not look bad, and they are pretty isolated from the rest of build system,
which means we are not risking regressing important stuff.


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