RFR: JDK-8242463: ProcessTools.createNativeTestProcessBuilder() in testlib needs jdk/bin on PATH on Windows

mikhailo.seledtsov at oracle.com mikhailo.seledtsov at oracle.com
Thu Apr 9 15:55:26 UTC 2020

Hi Erik,

   Looks good to me. Thanks for fixing this.


On 4/9/20 8:15 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> The test 
> open/test/hotspot/jtreg/testlibrary_tests/process/TestNativeProcessBuilder.java 
> fails when building the JDK with VS2019. More specifically, it fails 
> if the JDK under test is built with a different version of VS than the 
> boot JDK.
> The cause of this is in how the PATH is setup. ProcessTools adds the 
> jdk/bin/server dir to PATH so that jvm.dll can be loaded, but it omits 
> the jdk/bin dir where the VS runtime dlls are located. If the boot JDK 
> happens to have the same runtime dlls (or if the OS has them 
> installed) those may be on the path and save the situation 
> accidentally, which is what regularly happens in Oracle automated 
> testing today.
> I think the proper fix to this is to add jdk/bin to the PATH on 
> Windows, and also to change the order so that jdk/bin and 
> jdk/bin/server are prepended rather than appended to the PATH. This 
> way we minimize the risk of the environment affecting tests in any way.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8242463
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8242463/webrev.01/index.html
> /Erik

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