RFC: backport S7104625 to icedtea7 forest

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at redhat.com
Mon Dec 12 15:11:55 PST 2011

On 16:49 Mon 12 Dec     , Omair Majid wrote:
> On 12/08/2011 05:29 PM, Damien Raude-Morvan wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like someone to backport the fix for 7104625 into icedtea7 forest for
> > me (I don't have commit rights). This bug in sun.awt.X11.XEvent is creating
> > megabytes of char[], just for logging, even if logging is disabled. The fix is
> > to add simple if statements whether logging is enabled or not.
> >
> Thanks for pointing me to this problem.
> > Please see the original email for details:
> > http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/awt-dev/2011-October/001954.html
> >
> > It has been backported this revision from jdk8 repo :
> > http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8/jdk8/jdk/rev/7636a62aba7e
> >
> I have pushed the fix into jdk7u-dev upstream [1]. The next openjdk7 
> update release (7u4) should contain the fix. I am not sure when the 
> plans for icedtea7 are, but we should get this fix when we next sync 
> icedtea7 with jdk7u-dev.
> If you need this fix earlier, I can add this to icedtea7 as well. Though 
> I would rather avoid the extra work and just wait until the next sync :)

I think this is something we need to discuss.  I've not had much luck finding
out the schedule for these updates from Oracle.  From


it seems that u2 is supposed to be released tomorrow, but I see little discussion
about this on the jdk7u mailing list.  There are no dates on that calendar for
future releases.

We should look at pulling u2 into IcedTea7 and doing a 2.1 release.  I'll post a
list of changesets to see what this equates to.

We also need to discuss how we are going to handle such updates generally.
As we don't even know when u4 is going to appear, it may be judicious to backport
this particular changeset ourselves to IcedTea7.

> Cheers,
> Omair
> [1] http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7u/jdk7u-dev/jdk/rev/9cc780355c09

Andrew :)

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