[Zulu-eng] Proposal for back-porting JFR to OpenJDK8u

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Feb 12 11:41:50 UTC 2019

On 2/11/19 1:01 PM, Mario Torre wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 12:29 PM Severin Gehwolf <sgehwolf at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2019-02-08 at 19:00 +0100, Mario Torre wrote:
>>> Andrew, do you think we can have a repository created for this
>>> purpose?
>> At the OpenJDK Committers Workshop a JDK 8u sandbox repository was
>> discussed. Perhaps that would fit the bill for this backport in a more
>> generic way?  "jfr-8u" branch in a jdk8u-dev/sandbox forest, perhaps?
> My understanding was that this was dismissed, but I'm happy either way.
> If we have an agreement on how to call the repository then Andrew will
> create one right away.
> Btw, I think the discussion should move to jdk8u-dev alone. I'm not
> sure if we will want to coordinate this effort on a separate mailing
> list though, what do you think?

I think it would be cleaner to have multiple repositories: having to deal
with branches make things pointlessly difficult. Maybe we should give this
some structure with subdirectories, so jdk8u/incubator/jfr. The advantage
of this is that a casual visitor is less likely to be confused.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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