RFR for bug JDK-8004807: java/util/Timer/Args.java failing intermittently in HS testing

Eric Wang yiming.wang at oracle.com
Fri May 30 07:27:41 UTC 2014


Please help to review the fix for bug 
https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8004807 as below:

The root cause of the failure is if Timer.cancel() is not called in 
time, the recurring timer task keeps running which cause the the 
assertion "check(latch.getCount() > 0)" failed.

The fix includes:
1. As the purpose of the assertion "check(latch.getCount() > 0)" in 
timer task is used to check if the unrepeatable task is executed 
repeatedly and this assertion is meaningless for a repeatable task. it 
can be replaced by other way, see the webrev.
2. The timer thread should be terminated ASAP once all tasks are 
finished to avoid time spent on thread switch.
3. The test should be executed in othervm mode to avoid time spent on 
thread switch.


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