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

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Wed Feb 11 11:15:14 UTC 2015

On 11/02/2015 8:36 PM, Staffan Larsen wrote:
>> On 11 feb 2015, at 09:39, David Holmes <david.holmes at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On 11/02/2015 6:34 PM, Staffan Larsen wrote:
>>>> On 11 feb 2015, at 09:27, Magnus Ihse Bursie
>>>> <magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com <mailto:magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com>>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> I’ve never done that. I’m always running all make commands from the top
>>> level. Is there a problem with that?
>> I must confess I also haven't done that - though I often run jtreg directly from there. Other hotspot engineers may use it. If nothing else it would be a way to test out what you expect JPRT to be running.
>> But perhaps we just don't add the -nativepath component if TESTNATIVE_DIR remains unset?
> Not adding -nativepath or adding it with an empty path will lead to the same errors I think: tests that need native code will fail. So it does not really matter.

If you add it with an invalid path (won't be empty as the variable is 
only a prefix) then tests that don't need native code may also fail. 
Though I don't know how jtreg responds to a non-existent nativepath.


> /Staffan
>> Cheers,
>> David
>>> /Staffan
>>>> /Magnus

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