RFR of JDK-8188897: java/rmi/registry/reexport/Reexport.java failed with Port already in use

Roger Riggs Roger.Riggs at Oracle.com
Wed Apr 4 14:15:18 UTC 2018

Hi Hamlin,


I think this change to use a separate process for the 2nd registry 
changes the test so that it does not
address the original test case.  The original problem was the incorrect 
retention of an object in
the object table when the create of a registry in the same process failed.
Finally being able to create the registry in the same process assured 
that the object was not
retained in the object table.

Go back to creating the 2nd registry in the test process.

RegistryVM.java: 2, the copyright update should be  "2017, 2018," range.

(I'm  really not a fan of all the RegistryVM methods with the same name 
and minimal and implicit
differences in their functions.  When reading the test, you have to go 
and read the RegistryVM method
to see what it does.  I would have preferred that the full 
createRegistryVM (out, err, options, port) method
was used directly in the tests.  In the case of a method used once, it 
is an inconvenience method, not a convenience).

The new terminate() method is quite similar to the existing cleanup() 
method which does not wait.
It would be a good cleanup to figure out if another method is really needed.
The override is going to change the behavior of the existing uses of 
It should be checked that it does not break any existing uses.

178: 187: The method comments are not consistent, one says forcibly and 
the other gracefully
but both call requestExit and both call destroy().

Thanks, Roger

On 4/3/2018 11:35 PM, Hamlin Li wrote:
> Hi Joe, Roger,
> Thank you for reviewing, I have refactored the test more and fix as 
> you suggested.
> please review http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mli/8188897/webrev.01/
> Thank you
> -Hamlin
> On 04/04/2018 10:42 AM, Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Some general comments on the coding for tests like this:
>> * It is preferable to avoid sleep in tests to avoid increasing the 
>> minimum amount of time a test takes to run. This helps limit the 
>> overall time it takes the test suite to run.
>> * If timeouts are used, it is recommend to factor the maximum time 
>> waited with the jtreg timeout scaling factor; I don't recall its 
>> exact name. In other words, many of our tests are run on heavily 
>> loaded systems and the tests take longer than run than on typical 
>> laptops and workstations so jtreg is invoked with an timeout scaling 
>> factor. Individual tests should be sensitive to this scaling factor 
>> for any internal timeout that need to be used.
>> HTH,
>> -Joe
>> On 4/3/2018 7:48 AM, Roger Riggs wrote:
>>> Hi Hamlin,
>>> Instead of a simple time delay, it would be useful to wait for the 
>>> RegistryVM to terminate.
>>> In killRegistry: 149,  adding subreg.waitFor() should be sufficient.
>>> 58: If using a 'for' loop it would be easier to understand if it 
>>> included the usual start, increment and termination.
>>> Instead of burying it in the exception handler.
>>> 59, 102, 104: the introduction of the kill boolean makes the test 
>>> harder to understand and seems to be unnecessary.
>>>  the killRegistry() method already will only kill the subprocess if 
>>> it still is alive.
>>> Roger
>>> On 4/2/2018 6:33 AM, Hamlin Li wrote:
>>>> would you please review the following patch?
>>>> bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8188897
>>>> webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mli/8188897/webrev.00/
>>>> Thank you
>>>> -Hamlin

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