[8u60] Bulk backport for eager reclaim of humongous objects

Kim Barrett kim.barrett at oracle.com
Fri May 8 14:56:50 UTC 2015

On May 8, 2015, at 10:00 AM, Jesper Wilhelmsson <jesper.wilhelmsson at oracle.com> wrote:
> Looks good!

Thanks for reviewing.

> One question,
> In 8069367 you add the new test to TEST.groups:
> 134 hotspot_gc = \
> 135   sanity/ExecuteInternalVMTests.java \
> 136   -gc/g1/TestGreyReclaimedHumongousObjects.java
> I haven't seen tests with a - in front of them in TEST.groups before. Is that intentional?

It’s used for exclusion.  For 8u60, it doesn’t actually matter; the test in question wouldn’t be included
anyway, since 8067115: "Add jtreg gc tests to Hotspot JPRT jobs” hasn’t been backported.  The test
is excluded from the hotspot testset because it is somewhat of a stress test, running for a while and
making sure nothing bad happens.

Hm.  That syntax is used quite a bit in JDK9, but the only occurrences I see in JDK8 are for sublists.
I’ll take a careful look at a jprt -testset hotspot run and make sure there isn’t anything surprising.

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