Add a suggestion for non-English locale of Linux in the test doc
erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Mon Apr 15 13:59:59 UTC 2019
Documenting this is certainly the least we can do. If our tests depend
on the locale being set to en_US, then I think the best action would be
to provide such a configuration directly in RunTests.gmk. Exporting LANG
should work for all Unix OSes, but most likely not on Windows. The extra
VM_OPTIONS would fix most of them it seems. Would it be worth
investigating the remaining 7 and get them fixed?
In the meantime, documenting seems prudent. I would suggest something
### Non-English Locale
If your locale is non-English, some tests are likely to fail. To work
around this you can set the locale to English. On Unix platforms simply
setting `LANG=en_US` in the environment before running tests should
work. On Windows, setting `JTREG="VM_OPTIONS=-Duser.language=en
-Duser.country=US"` helps for most, but not all test cases.
On 2019-04-14 20:28, Jing Tian wrote:
> We have discussed the issue of the test cases fail because of locale
> Thanks for the suggestions given by Naoto and David. I think we can
> put this advice in the test doc, which may be better for people to
> test. This advice can avoid the problem that caused by locale and we
> can pay more attention to the functional points that the test itself
> focuses on.
> Set JTREG="VM_OPTIONS=-Duser.language=en -Duser.country=US" , it does
> pass most test cases, but there are still very few test cases(7 in
> total) can't pass the test when they are in a non-English locale.
> I think if 'make test' in a non-English locale, we can set the locale
> to English first. Use 'export LANG="en_US"'. But this method is just
> for Linux. I test "tier1 tier2 tier3" after setting LANG="en_US". The
> problems caused by the local settings have not appeared anymore.
> JBS: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8222444
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~lzhai/8222444/webrev.00/
> The testing.html is updated automatically using "make
> update-build-docs" with pandoc version 2.7.2.
> Jing Tian
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