JDK 9 RFR of JDK-8078334: Mark regression tests using randomness

Daniel Fuchs daniel.fuchs at oracle.com
Wed Apr 22 08:31:47 UTC 2015

On 22/04/15 04:13, Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
> One goal of marking the tests using randomness is to help root out some
> remaining intermittent test failures. If one of the randomness tests is
> observed to fail intermittently, if it has not already been updated to
> print out the random seed and be able to accept a particular seed when
> run, the test should be so modified so that future failures can log the
> seed value in hopes of reproducing the failure.

Hi Joe,

The following logging tests use UUID.randomUUID() to generate
a 'unique' file name in order to avoid possible collision if
these tests are run concurrently or if some files have been
left over from a previous run (some of these use %t - the temporary
directory - which has been known to cause intermittent
failure in those cases).

So I believe that removing randomness, or attempting to
make it predictable, would in those specific cases make
those tests more prone to intermittent failures.

In this light - should these tests still be tagged with
the @randomness keyword?


best regards,

-- daniel

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