Request for review: 7012206

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Tue Sep 20 14:36:29 UTC 2011

On Sep 19, 2011, at 10:05 PM, David Holmes wrote:

> Thanks Alan. Other failures haven't shown up thus far so for now we'll just address these ones (it improves the pass rate somewhat :) ).
> Could I get a second review from someone in serviceability?

They look fine to me.


> Thanks,
> David
> On 19/09/2011 6:57 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
>> David Holmes wrote:
>>> This a change to a bunch of serviceability tests (shell scripts that
>>> launch the various j* tools (jps, jstatd, jstack etc)) that I'd like to
>>> push through the TL JDK repo.
>>> The changes were done by Carlos Lucasius but I'm acting as his "sponsor"
>>> for getting these pushed.
>>> webrev:
>>> Summary: for correct operation the tools and/or the VM they target must be
>>> running with UsePerfData enabled. This VM option is enabled in Java SE by
>>> default, but is disabled in Java SE Embedded by default. To allow the
>>> tests to be used regardless of the UsePerfdata setting they are augmented
>>> to explicitly turn it on.
>>> There has been some prior internal debate around how "best" to deal with
>>> this issue and the resulting changes, while somewhat repetitive, are the
>>> simplest approach to take.
>>> There is one test - jps/ - that can not pass with such a fix
>>> because it is actually trying to test the jps output when no arguments (VM
>>> or application) are passed to the target VM. So for that test I've just
>>> added a comment.
>> This one reminds me that we need to go over all our shell tests so that they
>> pass $TESTVMOPTS through to all VMs that they create. Otherwise we aren't
>> always testing what we think we are testing.
>> The changes in the webrev look fine to me but I would have expected to see
>> tests other than the jvmstat stats, for example the tests in
>> com/sun/tools/attach and sun/management/jmxremote/bootstrap.
>> -Alan.

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