Potential timeout issues - tests running in the same vm

Gary Adams gary.adams at oracle.com
Thu Nov 17 11:22:44 UTC 2011

On 11/17/11 4:14 AM, Chris Hegarty wrote:
> On 17/11/2011 08:29, Alan Bateman wrote:
>> .....
>> I see Chris's mail points out that some tests do have an unusually small
>> timeout. For those tests then I would be tempted to just remove the
>> timeout. Most likely the original author of the test put a small timeout
>> to make it quick to test on a JDK that didn't have the fix.
> Right, I've seen this before ( bug in JDK that causes deadlock, set 
> small timeout on test so doesn't block for too long before being 
> interrupted by jtreg). But if these tests ever fail then it means we 
> have a problem, the small timeout is just not necessary at all in a 
> JDK that doesn't have the issue being tested for.
> Maybe this would be a good place to start and eliminate some of the 
> low hanging fruit ;-)
It would help to know which of the quick timeouts
were intentional and which ones are required for
proper execution of the tests.

Not all "drops" are good for "applesauce".

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