RFR: 8021588 : (s) Remove explicit othervm execution from jdk/test/Makefile

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Mon Jul 29 02:18:06 UTC 2013

On 27/07/2013 9:09 AM, Mike Duigou wrote:
> Hello all;
> I heard word from Alan Bateman that the jdk/test/TEST.ROOT includes accurate specification of which tests cannot be run by JTReg in agentvm mode. ie. they require othervm mode. I tested out removing the duplicate othervm specification from the jdk/test/Makefile and everything still seems to run.
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mduigou/JDK-8021588/0/webrev/
> Removes othervm specifications from the test/Makefile and other resulting simplifications.
> This lets us further simplify the jdk/test/Makefile and removes needless duplication. Great!
> I've been playing with another change inspired by work done by Tim Bell. When running tests concurrently it helps to specify -XX+UseSerialGC to avoid over creation of GC threads for what are mostly short lived tests. Testing jdk_utils on my 24 core / 32GB dev box using serial GC provides about 5%-10% speedup and appears to reduce memory usage by 20% or more. Unfortunately there are a few tests in java.lang.manangement which explicitly request incompatible GC options. I haven't figured out yet how to allow these tests to override the -XX+UseSerialGC vmoption in a sane way. (I can think of several rude ways to do it). So for now, this change is commented out.

Not sure that forcing use of SerialGC is good for general 

The conflicting gc options is a known but as yet unresolved issue.


> Mike

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