RFR: 8029525 - java/lang/ProcessBuilder/Basic.java fails intermittently

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Dec 5 20:45:47 UTC 2013

On 05/12/2013 19:42, Chris Hegarty wrote:
>> On 5 Dec 2013, at 19:18, Martin Buchholz<martinrb at google.com>  wrote:
>> You guys are way too trigger-happy.
> I guess the reason for this is that there was a deadline today to get changes into tl before the b120 snapshot. This is one of the final chances to get non-showstopper changes into JDK 8.
Just to clarify. Only show stopper bugs have been allowed since Nov 21 
when the JDK 8 project went into rampdown phase 2 [1]. There was an 
exception proposed for documentation and test bugs [2] and several 
people have been making use of that exception to fix test issues. This 
is very welcome because tests just don't always get the TLC that they 

The exception for documentation and test fixes goes to Dec 12 but the 
rub is that they have to be in the master (jdk8/jdk8) by that date. 
Changes pushed to jdk8/tl are usually integrated into master on a 
Tuesday [3] and even less obvious is that this requires taking a 
snapshot a few days in advance of that to allow for build + integration 
testing (an activity that happens to be getting some air time on 
jdk9-dev list at the moment). I really wish this was more obvious and 
the dates/cut-offs were clearly announced - this is something that we 
have to improve on and fix in JDK 9.

In any case, if Martin's test update has missed the last bus to make the 
Dec 12 deadline then it shouldn't be long before there is a jdk9 forest 
open for business.


[1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk8/milestones
[2] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk8-dev/2013-October/003443.html
[3] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk8/builds

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