Review request (S) 7195557 NPG: Unexpected number of memory pools

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Wed Sep 5 09:00:11 UTC 2012

On 05/09/2012 09:13, Mikael Gerdin wrote:
> Hi,
> With the perm gen removal changes the number of memory pools exported 
> by the VM has changed. This causes the tests 
> java/lang/management/MemoryMXBean/ and 
> java/lang/management/MemoryMXBean/ to fail.
> My suggested fix is to modify the tests to work with VMs both with and 
> without perm gen memory pools.
> CR link:
> Webrev:
> I'd also like to request that this fix be allowed to be pushed to 
> hsx/hotspot-gc/jdk instead of 8-tl/jdk so we can get rid of these test 
> failures in the hotspot testing before we integrate perm removal into 
> jdk8.
> With that I'll need someone to sponsor the push since I'm not a 
> Committer.
> Thanks
> /Mikael
It should okay to push this via the hsx/hotspot-gc forest, assuming of 
course that the tests in its jdk repository are actually used for the 
testing that you mention. One thing to know is that 
test/java/lang/management/MemoryMXBean/ is 
on the exclude list (see jdk/test/ProblemList.txt) so the test should 
not be run (so in Oracle this means it is excluded in JPRT, in testing 
of jdk8/tl, etc.). If you are happy that the test is now stable then it 
would be good to remove it, but I think you might want to check 7067973 
in case that issue and failure mode still exists.


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