RFR: 8019948: java/util/logging/bundlesearch/ResourceBundleSearchTest.java is failing intermitently

Daniel Fuchs daniel.fuchs at oracle.com
Wed Jul 24 13:07:57 UTC 2013

Hi David,

On 7/24/13 1:48 PM, David Holmes wrote:
> On 23/07/2013 11:08 PM, Daniel Fuchs wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Please find below a changeset for fixing
>> 8019948: java/util/logging/bundlesearch/ResourceBundleSearchTest.java is
>> failing intermittently [1]
>> This appears to be a test bug due to a bizarre use of synchronization
>> in the test. The test was failing regularly before the fix (= often
>> enough), but I haven't managed to reproduce since I changed
>> lr.wait() into lr.join();
> lr.join() is lr.wait() behind the scenes but with a check for isAlive().
> So this suggests you have been getting spurious wakeups from lr.wait() -
> which is theoretically possible but extremely unlikely. If you have the
> cycles could you run the original code with this change:
>     lr.wait();
> +  if (lr.isAlive()) throw new Error("Spurious wakeup!");

As far as I can tell the issue seems to be that the caller never
exit from its call to lr.wait().

I am thinking  that maybe the thread is already finished when
lr.wait() is called - so that the caller would never wake up,
(it would have missed the notify()).

Increasing the load on the machine seemed to increase the chances of
triggering the issue - which seems a usual pattern with these race

best regards,

-- daniel

> Thanks,
> David
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~dfuchs/webrev_8019948/webrev.00/
>> best regards,
>> -- daniel
>> [1] https://jbs.oracle.com/bugs/browse/JDK-8019948

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