hotspot-dev seems defunct

David Holmes david.holmes at
Tue Jun 16 12:48:39 UTC 2020

Hi Thomas,

Disclaimer: I play no role in mailing list software.

Not sure this is the right alias - perhaps ops at openjdk?

On 16/06/2020 4:29 pm, Thomas Stüfe wrote:
> Hi,
> Me and at least four colleagues at SAP have not received mail from the
> hotspot-dev mailing list since about six weeks. This issue was somewhat
> hidden by the fact that cross posted mails still arrive via other
> subscriptions.
> This affects recipient addresses from both inside and outside SAP, so the
> issue is unlikely to be on our side. We have also not received any of the
> usual "excessive bounces" mails and according to Stefan none happened.

Two weeks ago there was an issue with RedHat folk not getting mail from 
hotspot-runtime-dev, and it was reported that SAP had previously had a 
similar issue - and I'm led to believe that in both cases the problem 
was an email glitch at the receivers end.


> Furthermore, the subscription service does not seem to work. I cannot
> resubscribe, get my password, I cannot even subscribe with a brand new mail
> address.
> At first glance other MLs seem still to work but I did not check every
> single one.
> Do others have similar issues or is it just us?
> This should be really solved. MLs feel unreliable now, and they are the
> main channel of communication with the OpenJDK community.
> Could we implement some periodic Ping message to the mailing lists, lets
> say once per week, to notice earlier when these kind of issues happen?
> Also, is it possible to resend mails?
> Thanks, Thomas

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