[9] RFR(S): 8066433: Copy Whitebox testlibrary to top level repository

Staffan Larsen staffan.larsen at oracle.com
Mon Dec 8 19:46:59 UTC 2014

> On 8 dec 2014, at 20:18, mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:
> 2014/12/8 2:19 -0800, stefan.sarne at oracle.com:
>> ...
>> This would also be a good place to discuss the structure of the test 
>> library.
> Yes.  The various "testlibrary" directories in different repos are, at
> the moment, a bit of a mess and in some cases appear to be redundant.
> For the present root-repo proposal:
>  - Why is it named test/testlibrary rather than test/lib, which is
>    what's used in the jdk repo?

Probably because it’s called test/testlibrary in the hotspot repo :-)

>  - Why does the white-box library get its own directory?  Shouldn't
>    all test-library classes have the same package root?


>  - The package name "sun.hotspot" is archaic.  We should figure out a
>    proper naming scheme for test-library packages, preferably starting
>    with "jdk.”.

So jdk.testlibrary.whitebox.* for these? Or jdk.testlib.whitebox?

>> ...
>> Based on the discussion around microbenchmarks, it may make sense to
>> break out the test folder to a separate repo if it starts growing.
>> But again, perhaps this is something we can wait for and handle in the
>> RFE. The test folder already exists in the top repo.
> The jdk/test/lib directory has been around for many years now and only
> contains 28 files.  It seems unlikely that the root-repo equivalent will
> ever be much larger than that, so a separate repo would be overkill.

The corresponding directory in hotspot has 56 files and has expanded quite a bit recently. I expect some growth to continue. Many of these overlap with the files in the jdk directory, however.


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