RFR(S): 8152989: serviceability/tmtools/jstat/GcCauseTest02.java fails with OOME

Jon Masamitsu jon.masamitsu at oracle.com
Wed Apr 6 21:47:26 UTC 2016


On 04/06/2016 02:32 AM, Per Liden wrote:
> Summary: This patch updates the tests in serviceability/tmtools/jstat/ 
> to use a fixed (and relatively small) heap size. Without this these 
> tests tend to run out of memory on machines with VM overcommit 
> disabled. This has happened in nightly testing.

So this fix works because multiple tests running on the same machine 
does not
over reserve memory because a small heap maximum is used?

I can see how the fix works but I can see how it could fail on some machine
(maybe small memory machine?) if too many tests are started.  Is there
an agent mode JTREG that could be used to run the test in the same JVM?
If that could be used I think if JTREG could be run, then the tests would
run.  If JTREG cannot be run, then it's more obviously a setup problem.


> The patch also moves a misplaced @ignore tag and cleans out an unused 
> method.
> Testing: Without this patch I can easily get these tests to OOM on my 
> local workstation by just disabling VM overcommit. They pass with this 
> patch applied.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8152989
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~pliden/8152989/webrev.0/
> cheers,
> Per

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