RFR(XXS) : 8190679 : java/util/Arrays/TimSortStackSize2.java fails with "Initial heap size set to a larger value than the maximum heap size"

Igor Ignatyev igor.ignatyev at oracle.com
Tue Feb 27 21:17:12 UTC 2018

Hi David,

I have set Xmx equal to Xms, the test passes w/ different externally passed combinations of Xmx, Xms and UseCompressedOops.

http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~iignatyev//8190679/webrev.01/index.html <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~iignatyev//8190679/webrev.01/index.html>

-- Igor

> On Feb 26, 2018, at 9:00 PM, David Holmes <david.holmes at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi Igor,
> On 27/02/2018 11:25 AM, Igor Ignatyev wrote:
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~iignatyev//8190679/webrev.00/index.html
>>> 9 lines changed: 2 ins; 0 del; 7 mod;
>> Hi all,
>> could you please review the patch for TimSortStackSize2 test?
>> the test failed when externally passed (via -javaoption or -vmoption) -Xmx value is less than 770m or 385m, depending on UseCompressedOops. it happened because the test explicitly set Xms value, but didn't set Xmx.
>> now, the test sets Xmx as Xms times 2.
> I'm not happy with setting Xmx at 2 times Xms - that seems to be setting ourselves up for another case where we can't set -Xmx at startup. This test has encountered problems in the past with external flag settings - see in particular the review thread for JDK-8075071:
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/core-libs-dev/2015-March/032316.html
> Will the test pass if we simply set -Xmx and -Xms to the same? Or (equivalently based on on previous review discussions) just set -Xmx instead of -Xms?
> Thanks,
> David
>> PS as it mostly affects hotspot testing, the patch will be pushed to jdk/hs.
>> webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~iignatyev//8190679/webrev.00/index.html
>> testing: java/util/Arrays/TimSortStackSize2.java  w/ and w/o externally provided Xmx value
>> JBS: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8190679
>> Thanks,
>> -- Igor

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