10 RFR: 8169517: WhiteBox should provide concurrent GC phase control

Aleksey Shipilev shade at redhat.com
Mon Mar 6 09:56:41 UTC 2017


On 03/05/2017 02:01 AM, Kim Barrett wrote:
> For the tests I've written so far or know I'll be writing, the effort
> involved in creating and maintaining that sort of sanity check seems not even
> remotely worth the trouble.

Having developed GC tests _and_ having used stringy APIs, I wholeheartedly
disagree. An API that accepts strings, but has no "list" method to enumerate
expected strings is bad API.

> I would rather not add code that I think has a good chance of never being 
> used. It can be added later if someone really wants it.

All right, fine, push it like this.

-Aleksey

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