RFR for JDK-8028711: TEST_BUG: Tests should pass through VM options: corelibs tests

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri Feb 7 11:03:23 UTC 2014

On 07/02/2014 03:41, michael cui wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> Based on current discussions we have had and existing usages in our 
> code base,
> I would like to propose that the fix should ONLY make sure that 
> ${TESTVMOPTS} will be passed in when launching java from shell script.
> For other options such as ${TESTJAVAOPTS} ${TESTTOOLVMOPTS} and 
> Since we are not very clear about needs to make them presents all the 
> time when launching java or other java tools from shell, it is better 
> to not make changes to current usages.
> Please let me know if you are ok with this approach.
If I understand correctly then you are proposing to address the 
remaining issues where the vmoptions aren't passed through from shell 
tests. That would be good. As I mentioned, there have been efforts on 
this already but we either missed some tests or we didn't continue it 
into newer tests. The other part is java tests that launch additional 
VMs as we do have a few that don't pass the options through. That might 
be a separate bug but would be good to address.

As regards TESTJAVAOPTS then I think it might be worth starting a 
discussion on the jtreg list to see if there are opportunities to 
consolidate the number of variables that tests have to deal with. I 
don't have any objection to the original proposal, it's just that it 
makes it obvious that there are too many options and too easy to get it 


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