RFR: 8030035 Create a stable test group in TEST.groups

Balchandra Vaidya balchandra.vaidya at oracle.com
Tue Dec 17 05:02:06 PST 2013

Here is the updated webrev. I have removed javax/print
from the list.


On 12/16/13 11:16 AM, Balchandra Vaidya wrote:
> On 12/13/13 03:33 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
>> On 13/12/2013 14:35, Balchandra Vaidya wrote:
>>> All,
>>> I request to review a change for "8030035 - Create a stable
>>> test group in TEST.groups"
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bvaidya/8/8030035/webrev.01/
>>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8030035
>> I'm not sure about including javax/print in this list. They might be 
>> stable but they only pass if there is a printer attached. I see you 
>> have them listed as "known issues" [1] but I think it really reduces 
>> the chances that all the tests in the proposed group will pass.
> In the java/print group, 11 tests pass and 5 tests fail when printer is
> not attached. I can remove it from the jdk_stable group.
>> I'm also not sure about the SCTP test. We put them into their own 
>> group because they are highly sensitive to the kernel configuration 
>> and/or the libsctp that is installed. They do pass if SCTP is not in 
>> the kernel but they have been troublesome on older kernels that had 
>> it configured. I guess I can't really object to including this and we 
>> can always remove it if there are complaints.
> I didn't see any issue with these tests on OEL 6. I am happy to remove
> it from the jdk_stable group if anyone complain on any other OSes.
>> As regards the rest then there are few tests in these areas that fail 
>> when running headless. I'm interested in hearing other views on that 
>> topic. Volker's suggestion to have a stable and stable-headful is one 
>> approach. I guess I just object to tests doing strange polkas on my 
>> desktop. Also it is very appealing in server environments so not have 
>> to setup a virtual frame buffer.
> I found 13 tests from jdk_stable group that fail in headless mode. In 
> the short term,
> I can add a note in knownissues.html [1] page. In the long term, 
> hoping to have a
> solution for those failing tests.
> Thanks
> Balchandra
>> -Alan.
>> [1] http://download.java.net/jdk8/testresults/docs/knownissues.html

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