Need reviewers, jdk7 testing changes

Martin Buchholz martinrb at
Tue Dec 8 23:35:29 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 23:30, Martin Buchholz <martinrb at> wrote:

> You cannot exclude the Mother Of All Tests.
> This is non-negotiable.

More seriously...
It's very difficult to manage creeping failures in regression tests.

In theory, the process is supposed to prevent
regression test failures from ever creeping in - that's the whole point.
When they do (inevitably) creep in,
they are supposed to be aggressively targeted.
A gatekeeper demonstrates the failure to a developer,
and the developer is given X time units to fix the test breakage,
or face reversion of the breakage-inducing change.
I would like to see more effort devoted to fixing the tests
(or the code!) rather than adding infrastructure that might
have the effect of hiding the test failures.

BTW, I run regtests on java.util collections regularly,
but only on Linux.


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