JDK Updates: Requesting push approval for fixes

Rule 0

An OpenJDK JDK Updates Author, Committer or Reviewer requesting their fix in a JDK Updates forest MUST label the corresponding master/parent issue with jdk<release>u-fix-request (where <release> denotes the feature release version, e.g. jdk10u-fix-request) in the JDK Bug System.

Rule 1

When requesting push approval for a fix the requester must update the JBS issue to add a comment whose first line is "Fix Request". In that comment the requester must describe why it's important to fix this bug, explain the nature of the fix, estimate its risk and describe its test coverage. Additionally the comment should note whether the patch from the JDK Project applies cleanly. If not, the fix MUST be codereviewed in public and a public url to that review MUST be provided in the comment.

If a change requires CSR approval, that approval must be obtained prior to making the push approval request.

Rule 2

If (and only if) approved the label will be updated to jdk<release>u-fix-yes.

The fix may then be pushed to the active JDK Updates forest.

All relevant updates will be processed via the bug report.

Rule 3

Such bug fix requests should only be made for critical fixes. A guideline is

In addition to the above, bugs fitting into one or more of the following categories will usually be accepted for approval: