RFR: 8224112: [TESTBUG] java/util/Base64/TestEncodingDecodingLength.java should be skipped with insufficient memory

Aleksey Shipilev shade at redhat.com
Fri May 17 14:30:37 UTC 2019

On 5/17/19 4:25 PM, Jie Fu wrote:
> JBS:    https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8224112
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jiefu/8224112/webrev.00/
> java/util/Base64/TestEncodingDecodingLength.java may fail due to insufficient memory when our test
> machine is busy.
> It might be better to skip it when the available memory is insufficient.
> Could you please review it and give me some advice?

I am against special casing like that: it may give you the false sense of passing the test when it
is actually broken. In other words, having the infrastructure-induced test failure is better than
having the test that allows bugs to creep in. Get more memory on a test machine, and maybe lobby for
jtreg to unhoard some [1].


[1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/CODETOOLS-7902454

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