Review Request: 8006663: build-infra: Compare two arbitrary zip/jar files with

Dmitry Samersoff dmitry.samersoff at
Tue Jan 22 15:11:42 UTC 2013


Thank you for explanation!


On 2013-01-22 19:05, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> Hello,
> The purpose of is to compare build output between builds to
> check that nothing changed that shouldn't have. It has been developed
> and used in the build-infra project. Several file types need extra care
> when comparing and various exceptions to be made. For example zip and
> jar files need their contents compared rather than the files. Generated
> class, java and properties files often contain timestamps or other build
> unique strings that need to be filtered. All of this is handled in
> The problem in this case was that the UI available from only
> lets you compare full build output directories. This patch adds a way to
> use the existing functionality for only 2 jar or zip files. I
> implemented it as part of converting the nashorn build to be able to
> verify that I produced an equivalent jar to the old ant build, but
> thought it would be worth pushing it in on its own.
> Your suggested solution is basically what does with a zip
> file, but doesn't handle all the exceptions and special cases specific
> to openjdk build output.
> /Erik
> On 2013-01-22 15:49, Dmitry Samersoff wrote:
>> Erik,
>> What is the purpose of this comparison. Is it time critical?
>> On a brief look
>> unzip -v>  /tmp/1
>> unzip -v>  /tmp/2
>> diff /tmp/1 /tmp/2
>> do exactly the same but much much faster.
>> Maybe I missed something.
>> -Dmitry
>> On 2013-01-22 14:03, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>>> Adding functionality to to take two zip/jar files as
>>> arguments and just compare those.
>>> /Erik

Dmitry Samersoff
Oracle Java development team, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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