Request for Review: 7144833 sun/tools/jcmd/ failing intermittently

Frederic Parain frederic.parain at
Tue Feb 14 11:01:19 UTC 2012

This is a request for review for 7144833: 
sun/tools/jcmd/ failing intermittently


The problem occurs when one or several lines printed by the jcmd tool 
match several rules in the awk script checking the output. The counter 
counting the number of lines matching the expected pattern is 
incremented each time the line matches a rule. If the line matches 
several rules, the counter is incremented several times. When this 
occurs, the test at the end of the script checking that the number
of lines matching the pattern is equal to the number of lines of the 
output fails.

The proposed fix is a modification of the awk script. Each rule
checking a pattern now sets a variable to 1 when a match is found,
and the variable is added to the counter only once per line.

Here's the Webrev:

The webrev also contains the removal of the sun/tools/jps/
test from the problem list. The test has been fixed (see CR 6986875)
but the test was still in the exclusion list.


Frederic Parain - Oracle
Grenoble Engineering Center - France
Phone: +33 4 76 18 81 17
Email: Frederic.Parain at

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