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Re: [tptp-platform-dev] Fw: Defect approval


I guess I wonder about the low risk.
The bug was introduced even though it was thoroughly tested. It in theory fixed a bug, which must now have returned, yet was important enough to fix in the first place.

I am not around to ask the questions, and don't intent to disrupt the flow, but it seems this is the kind of detail that this template approval request form should contain.

Thanks for your time.
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From: Kathy Chan/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA
To: tptp-platform-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx, tptp-pmc@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 03/04/2009 03:13 PM
Subject: [tptp-platform-dev] Fw: Defect approval
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+1 for platform and PMC.


Kathy Chan
IBM Canada Lab

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03/04/2009 03:04 PM


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Kathy Chan/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA
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Defect approval






I am requesting approval to include the following critical defect in TPTP 4.5.2.1:

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=262975
JVM Panic on JVMPI profile of simple class

1. Explain why you believe this is a stop-ship defect. How does the defect manifest itself, and how will users of TPTP / consuming products be affected if the defect is not fixed?
Profiling with the JVMPI agent in enabled mode causes a segmentation error in the JVM. All profiling in enabled mode will fail.

2. Is there a work-around? If so, why do you believe the work-around is insufficient?
No

3. Is this a regression or API breakage? Explain.
Regression of the patch provided for 257440

4. Does this require new API?
No.

5. Who performed the code review?
Jonathan West

6. Is there a test case attached to the bugzilla record?
No.

7. What is the risk associated with this fix?
Low - the fix involved simply revertied the applied patch for 257440 thus putting the piAgent/probekit code back into it's original state (which has presumably already been tested extensively)

8. Is this fix related to any standards that TPTP adheres to? If so, who has validated that the fix continues to adhere to the standard?
No.
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