[8u] RFR (XS) 8218613: [TESTBUG] runtime/ErrorHandling tests are building incorrect testlibrary classes

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Wed Feb 13 00:38:37 UTC 2019

On 2/8/19 5:52 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 2/7/19 5:28 PM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 4:33 AM David Holmes <david.holmes at oracle.com> wrote:
>>> On 7/02/2019 9:52 pm, Aleksey Shipilev wrote:
>>>> Bug:
>>>>     https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8218613
>>>> This is botched backport to 8u, which fails the jtreg tests now in 8u.
>>> Note the fix is not the
>>>> backport, but the actual 8u-specific fix.
>>> IIRC the incorrect @build is not a fatal error for earlier jtreg
>>> version. AFAICS we still use jtreg 4.1 for testing 8u internally.
>> This surprised me.  Of course, the incentive to update to new jtreg
>> versions is generally because jdk-latest needs it, but we've always
>> successfully adopted any newer jtreg to test older jdks as well.
>> (but we don't run as many tests as you do)
> I want to use the current jtreg for everything if at all possible.


It is a general goal for jtreg to support use on older systems, so I 
have a question regarding that aspect ... what is the oldest JDK for 
which you want to use jtreg (jdk7u?, jdk8u etc) and how do you run jtreg 
... using the Makefiles, or in some custom setup? There's a hidden 
aspect to that last question, which is, what JDK do you use to run jtreg 
when testing these older platforms?

-- Jon

More information about the jdk8u-dev mailing list