Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Tue Mar 13 22:51:30 UTC 2018

JCK support is required in some form, but I would expect that the 
benefits in having a shared test infrastructure (capable of meeting all 
requirements) would outweigh the benefits of Makefiles written over 10 
years ago.

There are various aspects to JCK support, including primary 
functionality (running the runtime and compiler test suites) and 
secondary functionality (building the runtime test suite as a "test" of 
the compiler).

The langtools tests do not currently need support for any native code; 
nor do we share the test library used by the hotspot and jdk repos. It 
would be nice to retain that independence until we choose to do otherwise.

-- Jon

On 3/13/18 2:23 PM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> Hello,
> We in the build/infra team would like to unify the langtools 
> test/Makefile with the other test Makefiles. Currently all the others 
> share a common TestCommon.gmk, but the langtools file was too 
> different at the time so we didn't dare touching it.
> My question to you is if there are any known parts of that file that 
> need to be preserved? The most obvious part would be the JCK support. 
> Is that still used and/or needed?
> /Erik

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