RFR 9: 8133552 : java/lang/ProcessHandle/InfoTest.java fails intermittently - incorrect user

Roger Riggs Roger.Riggs at Oracle.com
Wed Sep 9 16:56:30 UTC 2015

Hi Volker,

Thanks for the review and diagnosis.

Can opening /proc/pid be used as a fallback if the st_uid is zero or
is it worth the overhead of stat'ing /proc/pid always?

Thanks, Roger

On 9/9/2015 11:46 AM, Volker Simonis wrote:
> Hi Roger,
> I think your change looks good and it surely improves the test
> stability but I don't think it solves the problem in all cases.
> I think this problem is caused by a <defunct> (i.e. "zombie") process
> (the spawned process lived too short and was already a zombie when the
> info object was created). If you look at the proc-file system entry of
> a <defunct> process you can see that its 'cmdline' file has zero size
> and the file is owned by root. This is exactly what is reported by the
> corresponding info object in the bug report (user=root and no cmd
> field).
> We may need to improve the way how we get the uid of a pid on Linux.
> The current way of querying the owner of /proc/<pid>/cmdline seems to
> be unreliable. We may instead take the owner of /proc/<pid> which
> seems to be still the initial user of the process.
> Regards,
> Volker
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 11:35 PM, Roger Riggs <Roger.Riggs at oracle.com> wrote:
>> With link to webrev corrected:
>> On 9/8/2015 5:08 PM, Roger Riggs wrote:
>>> Please review an intermittent test bug fix.
>>> The test setup time is very short and the user may be returned as 0 which
>>> is reported as root.
>>> The correction lengthens the time allowed for the process to start.
>>> The test is removed from the ProblemList.
>>> Webrev:
>>>     http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~rriggs//webrev-info-8133552
>>> Bug:
>>>    https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8133552
>>> Thanks, Roger

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