[9] RFR(S): 8066433: Copy Whitebox testlibrary to /jdk/test

Tobias Hartmann tobias.hartmann at oracle.com
Tue Dec 2 17:37:28 UTC 2014

Hi Mikael,

On 02.12.2014 18:22, Mikael Vidstedt wrote:
> Tobias,
> Have you looked at what it would take to move the testlibrary somewhere where it
> can actually be shared instead? I think it would be extremely unfortunate to
> copy the code. I can't stress that enough.

I agree that having the testlibrary in a shared location is definitely the best
solution. Unfortunately, I don't know how to do that since we have to access the
library from different repositories and I don't think we want to have path
dependencies between the repositories.

Any suggestions?


> Cheers,
> Mikael
> On 2014-12-02 06:40, Tobias Hartmann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> please review the following patch that copies the Whitebox testlibrary to
>> /jdk/test. This is needed to enhance and fix jdk tests (for example, see [1]).
>> The change leads to code duplication but in my opinion we should favour stable
>> tests over code duplication here. Hopefully, there is a solution to share the
>> library in the future.
>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8066433
>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~thartmann/8066433/webrev.00/
>> Thanks,
>> Tobias

More information about the hotspot-dev mailing list