Need reviewers, jdk7 testing changes

Kelly O'Hair Kelly.Ohair at Sun.COM
Tue Dec 8 19:19:48 UTC 2009

Martin Buchholz wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 13:43, Tim Bell <Tim.Bell at> wrote:
>>>    java/util/Collection/
>> It is a shame we have to exclude Martin's (Mother Of All Tests)
>> The comment shows the test failing on Solaris 10 x86, but you exclude
>> it on generic-all
> You cannot exclude the Mother Of All Tests.
> This is non-negotiable.
> Martin

This is a problem list, and although I'm using it to exclude tests
from the jdk/test/Makefile jdk_* targets, there are multiple reasons
why a test is listed. If I'm wrong, I'll fix it.

I don't want to pick on your Mother test, and I will try and see why
it failed and de-list it if at all possible. Alan had similar issues
and so far we can't reproduce some of the nio test failures either.
I have to admit that it could have been "system fuzz" that caused
the failures in some cases. :^(

My initial attitude had been pretty strict, if a test failed when all
the other tests in it's batch passed, I had little mercy on it.
But from now on, I will see if I can reproduce the failure.
If I can reproduce the failure, and it appears to be a testcase issue,
I will be filing a bug.

I'll also be going back over the tests in the ProblemList and either
filing testcase bugs or jdk bugs, perhaps for batches of tests, not one bug
per testcase, my fellow developers might do me great bodily harm
if I filed hundreds of testcase bugs. :^(


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