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

Christian Thalinger christian.thalinger at oracle.com
Fri Oct 19 18:11:13 UTC 2012

On Oct 19, 2012, at 10:42 AM, Mandy Chung <mandy.chung at oracle.com> wrote:

> On 10/18/2012 6:11 PM, David Holmes wrote:
>> Hi Martin,
>> On 19/10/2012 10:58 AM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
>>> http://code.google.com/p/guava-libraries/source/browse/guava-testlib/src/com/google/common/testing/GcFinalization.java 
>> 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.
> Thanks David. I looked at the Finalizer class and also concur that what Chris has is fine.
> Chris - do you have the committer right to push to jdk8/tl?  If not, I can push it for you.

Yes, I'm reviewer of jdk8.  But I would appreciate if you could push it.

-- Chris

> Mandy

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