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

Staffan Larsen staffan.larsen at oracle.com
Tue Dec 9 10:15:05 UTC 2014

> On 9 dec 2014, at 11:08, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com> wrote:
> On 08/12/2014 09:06, Tobias Hartmann wrote:
>> CC'ing to jdk9-dev for wider audience.
>> Summary:
>> The tests for the 'Segmented Code Cache' JEP [1] and other JDK tests [2] need
>> access to the Whitebox API testlibrary that is part of the hotspot repository.
>> We therefore propose to move the Whitebox API from the hotspot repository to the
>> top level repository (test/testlibrary/) in the following steps:
>> 1) Copy testlibrary to top level repository
>> 2) Adapt existing hotspot tests (> 200 tests)
>> 3) Remove testlibrary from hotspot repository
>> First step: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~thartmann/8066433/webrev.01/
>> Thanks,
>> Tobias
>> [1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8066625
>> [2] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8064875
> Maybe this has been discussed previously but how do test libraries in the top-level repo work for test roots that are in the hotspot and jdk repos? Is there jtreg support for this or are you proposing @library ../../../../../ ? I realize this might be a question for future steps but still useful to know where this is going.

The suggestion is to use "@library /../../test/lib”. Using an initial slash means that the path is relative to TEST.ROOT, not to the test itself. I’m not sure if this was intended in jtreg or if it just happens to work. I’m sure we can think of cleaner approach in the future.


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