Review request: JDK-8043277: Update jdk regression tests to extend the default security policy instead of override

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at
Fri Oct 24 16:16:46 UTC 2014

On 10/24/2014 6:33 AM, Staffan Larsen wrote:

> Since this is the first use of jtreg 4.1b10 features, this would also be good time to tag the jdk test suite to require at least 4.1b10.
> This latest version of jtreg has support for checking which version of jtreg the test suite requires. So you can add a line saying:
>     requiredVersion=4.1 b10
> to TEST.ROOT and jtreg will verify that its version number is higher than “requiredVersion" when it runs.
> It’s not until we move from b10 to b11 that this will actually be useful, but it could be a good time to introduce it.

Good point since now it depends on b10 feature.  Here is
the patch.

diff --git a/test/TEST.ROOT b/test/TEST.ROOT
--- a/test/TEST.ROOT
+++ b/test/TEST.ROOT
@@ -12,3 +12,6 @@
  # Group definitions
  groups=TEST.groups [closed/TEST.groups]
+# Tests using jtreg 4.1 b10 features
+requiredVersion=4.1 b10


> Thanks,
> /Staffan
> On 23 okt 2014, at 15:40, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at> wrote:
>> On 23/10/2014 02:08, Mandy Chung wrote:
>>> jtreg policy option overrides the system security policy file and hence
>>> some existing test policy files have to duplicate the entries to grant
>>> permissions for JDK.
>> This looks okay to me too. I think this will be the first use of a jtreg4.1-b10 feature and maybe someone should send a note to jdk9-dev to tell folks that they will need an up-to-date jtreg in order to test jdk9/dev.
>> -Alan

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