RFR: JDK-8212028: Use run-test makefile framework for testing in Oracle's Mach5

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Thu Oct 11 22:40:34 UTC 2018

Hi Erik,

On 12/10/2018 8:29 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> Hello,
> (adding serviceability-dev and hotspot-dev for test changes)
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8212028
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8212028/webrev.01/index.html 
> (From ihse-runtestprebuilt-branch in jdk-sandbox)
> In order to fully adopt the new run-test framework, we need to switch 
> over the automated and distributed testing system at Oracle to the new 
> framework. To get this to work, there are number of issues that needed 
> to be fixed. Here follows a brief explanation, see bug for more details.
> For RunTest.gmk and related makefiles there are a number of minor tweaks 
> to support all the necessary control variables that are currently used 
> for the old test makefiles, as well as correcting some test setup settings.
> In addition to that, some tests also needed to be modified:
> Timeouts
> The current default timeoutFactor in the makefiles is 4. However, the 
> old Mach5 executor overrides that to 10. I don't think it should dabble 
> with such things and leave it to the makefiles, the user, or a specific 
> job definition, so with the new run-test executor, it no longer does. 
> This means many tests now have a much shorter effective timeout. Because 
> of this, we need to increase the timeout on some that are now prone to 
> timing out. I have run tier1-5 a few times to try and find these and 
> added /timeout=300 (which will result in the same effective timeout as 
> before) when specific tests seemed problematic.

This should be fixed in the tier job definitions not the individual 
tests. We have moved away from putting explicit timeouts on individual 
tests and instead rely on the framework timeout being set appropriately.


> test/hotspot/jtreg/runtime/appcds/jvmti/InstrumentationTest.java
> This test spawns a child process and tries to locate it using the attach 
> api, by looking for a unique token in the command line string of the 
> spawned JVM. The problem is that the command line string it gets from 
> the attach api is truncated and the token is last on the command line. 
> This normally works well, but the arguments before it are 3 files, with 
> full absolute paths inside the jtreg work directory. With Mach5 we have 
> pretty deep work directories, and with run-test, we make them even 
> deeper. This unfortunately trips the limit and the test fails. I have 
> fixed this by reordering the arguments to the child process.
> /Erik

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