It's up to Konstantin to commit to 1.1 if he wants; he has a committer's +1 to do so.
I know that. Like I said - I'm not going to block it.
This will be a serious pain to test in a true unit test,
We do these sorts of tests all the time with Mockito.spy, Mockito.verify, and Mockito.times.
so rather than wait for someone to write that code, I'd rather get the signficant startup time improvement in. Yeah, it'd be great to have a test - and if it were at all possible this could cause a data loss, I'd insist on it - but people's time is limited.
Sure, no objection. I just asked for a test as I do for all code I review which doesn't have test coverage. It's your prerogative if you want to ignore that request, or punt it to another JIRA.