RFR (XXS): 6771058: TEST_BUG: java/lang/ref/Basic.java may fail with -server -Xcomp
christian.thalinger at oracle.com
Fri Oct 19 16:23:35 UTC 2012
On Oct 18, 2012, at 6:11 PM, David Holmes <david.holmes at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> On 19/10/2012 10:58 AM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> That code uses runFinalization in places which means it is not exercising the primary finalization mechanism. But looking further into the whole thing I don't think it really makes much difference semantically afterall. All that changes is which thread executes the finalizer - the object comes from the same ReferenceQueue regardless.
> Which means that runFinalization() will really only help if the main finalizer thread is delayed executing another finalizer - which for some tests may be caused by compilation of the finalize method.
> So Chris/Mandy: I think the original suggested fix is fine here.
Thank you for looking into this and verifying that it's okay.
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