[7u] ProblemList.txt for hotspot/test

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Sun Dec 8 12:35:08 PST 2013

On 07/12/2013 17:12, Francis ANDRE wrote:
> Hi
> There is a ProblemList.txt file inside jdk/test while there is not in 
> hotspot/test. Is this list missing?
Tests in the jdk repository can be @ignore-ed or they can be excluded by 
adding them to the ProblemList.txt (which is an exclude list). The one 
benefit of the exclude list approach is that it allows us to exclude 
tests for specific platforms, something that is very useful in the 
libraries area because we regularly have test issues that are specific 
to one or two platforms but not all. The downside with the exclude list 
approach is that it is easy to forgot it and so easy to leave a test 
excluded even after fixing an issue. In any case, the exclude list 
approach probably isn't flexible enough for hotspot as there isn't a way 
to exclude tests based on compiler modes or other VM options.


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