RFR: change langtools tests to use ProblemList instead of @ignore

Joseph D. Darcy joe.darcy at oracle.com
Thu Mar 17 00:43:51 UTC 2016

Looks fine Jon; thanks,


On 3/16/2016 5:19 PM, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> In the langtools test suite, the convention has been to use the jtreg 
> @ignore mechanism to identify tests which should not be executed for 
> some reason.    But other repos in OpenJDK use the more recent and 
> more flexible "exclude list" mechanism, as exemplified by files such 
> as <repo>/test/ProblemList.txt.
> This is to set up the langtools/test/ProblemList.txt file with tests 
> that currently contain @ignore in their test description. The @ignore 
> tags are not being removed at this point, to allow for a changeover 
> period until everyone is excluding tests using the ProblemList file, 
> with an option such as the following:
>     -exclude:langtools/test/ProblemList.txt
> It is regrettable that the number of ignored tests has been growing. 
> As a separate exercise, we need to work on fixing the tests on this list.
> JBS: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8152048
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jjg/8152048/webrev.00/
> -- Jon

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