ClhsdbCDSCore jtreg test fails on OSX

Daniel D. Daugherty daniel.daugherty at
Mon Nov 4 16:40:22 UTC 2019

Moving this thread over to serviceability-dev at ... since this question is
about Serviceability Agent tests... Bcc'ing hotspot-dev at ... so folks know
that the thread moved...

On 11/4/19 9:49 AM, Jaikiran Pai wrote:
> On 04/11/19 8:11 PM, Jaikiran Pai wrote:
>> ...
>> Looking at the testcase itself, I see this
>> if (Platform.isOSX()) {
>>      File coresDir = new File("/cores");
>>      if (!coresDir.isDirectory() || !coresDir.canWrite()) {
>>          throw new Error("cores is not a directory or does not have write
>> permissions");
>> I'm on OSX. So this test expects a directory called "cores" at the root
>> of the filesystem? That looks odd. I don't have any such directory.
> Correction - I do have that directory (my "ls" command that I previously
> used to check had a typo), but that /cores directory is owned by "root"
> and the test is running as a regular user.
> -Jaikiran

$ ls -ld /cores
drwxrwxr-t  2 root  admin  64 Nov  4 09:22 /cores/

so the directory on my macOSX machine is writable by group 'admin'
and my login happens to belong to group 'admin'.


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