RFR (XXS): 6771058: TEST_BUG: java/lang/ref/Basic.java may fail with -server -Xcomp

Christian Thalinger christian.thalinger at oracle.com
Thu Oct 18 23:24:33 UTC 2012

On Oct 18, 2012, at 4:04 PM, Mandy Chung <mandy.chung at oracle.com> wrote:

> On 10/18/2012 3:37 PM, Christian Thalinger wrote:
>>> Just curious - the test runs with a max of 10 GCs. You
>>> reproduced this bug on a slower machine with fastdebug build.
>>> If you increase the max number of GCs, I wonder how long
>>> the test will take to complete/pass?
>> Around 14 GCs (runtime with -Xcomp approximately 40 seconds on that particular machine).
> Would increasing the max to 20 fix this bug?  I don't have
> a strong objection to call System.runFinalization.  As I don't
> know what behavior the test wants to cover, adjusting the
> number of max GC invocations seems a good alternative.

I have no idea either.  It's a very old test from Mark.  I would be fine with increasing the GC count but for even slower machines (VMs) it might not be enough.

-- Chris

> Mandy

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