RFR: 8146435: [TESTBUG] Logging tests are failing intermittently on windows when executed by JPRT

Rachel Protacio rachel.protacio at oracle.com
Wed Jan 13 15:32:33 UTC 2016


Yes, we have agreed not to use "-version" for triggering potentially 
changeable processes. Ioi, I think you may have misread my code as I did 
not use "java -version" for ItablesTest.java. I had left it in the 
DefaultMethodsTest.java and ClassInitializationTest.java tests because 
they are testing for output that seemed to be independent of -version 
implementation, in particular, java/lang/String default methods and any 
initialization that had no class initialization side effects (such as 
java.io.OutputStream), respectively. But I can make them more robust by 
running on a dummy class.

As for the CDS, I realize I misinterpreted your conclusion. I can get 
rid of "-Xshare:off" and remove the parts of the tests looking for lines 
that disappear when CDS is enabled.


On 1/12/2016 9:45 PM, David Holmes wrote:
> I agree with Ioi. This is similar to the monitor inflation/deflation 
> logging test - we need to ensure we use something guaranteed to always 
> generate the expected log output.
> Thanks,
> David
> On 13/01/2016 11:50 AM, Ioi Lam wrote:
>> Rachel,
>> I don't think adding "-Xshare:off" is the correct fix. For example,
>> ItablesTest.java just runs "java -version", and depends on the fact that
>> at least one of the JDK classes that are implicitly loaded has an itable
>> (or whatever contents that produces the "vtable index " output).
>> This behavior depends on internal JDK implementation and there's no
>> guarantee that it will always be true. There's also no guarantee that
>> the behavior will be the same across all the OS ports.
>> In the future, some changes of "java -version" may cause this test to
>> fail only on a particular platform. I don't want someone to spend a day
>> to track down some imaginative windows issues again just to find out
>> that it's a test bug.
>> So, as I mentioned in the bug report, the tests should be written to
>> load a class that *you have written* to ensure that the output will be
>> there regardless of JDK implementation.
>> Here are other cases where the tests are dependent on unspecified
>> behaviors:
>>       out.shouldContain("[Initialized").shouldContain("without side
>> effects]");
>>       All of the output in DefaultMethodsTest.java
>> In fact, I think you should remove "-Xshare:off" from the tests. Adding
>> -Xshare:off will also force the tests to be executed with CDS disabled,
>> and would cover up problems that only show up when CDS is enabled.
>> Thanks
>> - Ioi
>> On 1/12/16 10:27 AM, Rachel Protacio wrote:
>>> Hello!
>>> Please review this fix which adds "-Xshare:off" to all UL tests'
>>> ProcessBuilders to prevent windows failures. Extreme thanks to Ioi for
>>> debugging and finding the source of the problem.
>>> Open webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~rprotacio/8146435/
>>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8146435
>>> Tests sent to JPRT, pass on all platforms.
>>> Thank you!
>>> Rachel

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