RFR: JDK-8072842 Add support for building native JTReg tests

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Wed Feb 11 08:27:09 UTC 2015

On 2015-02-11 09:23, David Holmes wrote:
> On 11/02/2015 6:09 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
>> On 2015-02-11 02:35, David Holmes wrote:
>>> Hi Magnus,
>>> On 11/02/2015 12:23 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
>>>> Here is an addition to the build system, that will compile native
>>>> libraries and executables and make them available for JTReg tests
>>>> written in Java.
>>> Sorry I'm missing the basics here: when does this compilation take
>>> place? As part of a normal build? Where will the build artifacts go?
>> This is the first application of the new test-image/product-images
>> separation we discussed previously. :)
>> These tests are built as part of the "test-image" target. (Actually,
>> they are built by individual rules like build-test-jdk-jtreg-native, and
>> the relevant parts are put into the test image by
>> test-image-jdk-jtreg-native, which test-image depends on.)
> Okay so if I just cd into hotspot/test and use the Makefile to try and 
> run some jtreg tests it looks to me that it will define an invalid 
> -nativepath

I'm not sure if that is a supported use case. David or Staffan will have 
to answer to that. I have not tested that, only the "whole forest" approach.


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