CR 6860309 - solaris timing issue on thread startup

David Holmes david.holmes at
Tue Nov 15 21:29:29 UTC 2011


On 15/11/2011 11:26 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 15/11/2011 00:56, David Holmes wrote:
>> :
>> 25 * @bug 4820217 6860309
>> As per other emails and still waiting from confirmation from Alan. I
>> don't think the @bug should be updated for any of these test fixes.
> The @bug tag is intended to list the bug numbers of bugs that are useful
> when you have a test failure and sometimes there can be really useful
> information in a bug that turns out to be a test bug. I'm not aware of
> any rule that says that the bug numbers shouldn't include bugs that were
> test only bugs but it's almost always bug numbers of bugs that caused
> the test to be extended to cover additional scenarios. For the tests
> being discussed here then I think we should just use our best judgment.
> Worse case it's easy to dig into the history with hg.

That was somewhat non-committal :) To me @bug says "these are the bugs 
that this test is checking the fix for" hence not applicable in any of 
the recent timing/race test fixes.


> -Alan.

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