[9] RFR: JDK-8164322: sun/security/pkcs11/PKCS11Test.java shall be updated to run on ARM platforms

Xuelei Fan xuelei.fan at oracle.com
Thu Sep 29 10:16:36 UTC 2016

On 9/29/2016 5:36 PM, Tim Du wrote:
> Thank you for reviewing the codes.
> Remove the codes which throw exception and add codes could show machine
> not installed NSS library information.
> The latest code is here:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~tidu/8164322/webrev.01/ ,please help to
> review it.
Looks fine to me.  A very minor comment:
  303   + ",please initialize ...

Please add a white space between ",' and 'please".


> For whether throw exception caused by OS/machine issue ,I file an
> Enhancement https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8166893 , we can
> keep discussing by it ,and then the test
> sun/security/pkcs11/PKCS11Test.java could be supported to run on ARM
> platform firstly. Thanks
> Regards
> Tim
> On 2016/9/29 13:05, Xuelei Fan wrote:
>> On 9/29/2016 9:26 AM, Artem Smotrakov wrote:
>>> Hi Xuelei,
>>> This is not a problem with machine configuration. The actual test cases
>>> are not going to be run (even if there are NSS libs on a test machine)
>>> until "osMap" contains an entry for specific platform.
>> OK.  Please fix for the purpose accordingly.
>> Tim, the current fix has two parts.  The 1st part, which throw
>> exception is a machine configuration problem, is not in the scope of
>> Artem's consideration, please remove it.  The 2nd part, which add new
>> items to the osMap, is fine to me.  I think we are on the same page
>> now.  Please update the webrev accordingly.  I will approve the 2nd
>> part fix.
>> Thanks,
>> Xuelei
>>> Artem
>>> On 09/28/2016 05:52 PM, Xuelei Fan wrote:
>>>> Hi Artem,
>>>> What do you think fix the testing infrastructure (JPRT/Mach5) with
>>>> proper configuration?  I think it is a easier than update a large
>>>> bunch of test codes.
>>>> I understand the concerns of yours, but I don't want add additional
>>>> effort for those who need to run the test on their own environment.
>>>> Some people run the test locally before submit JPRT jobs (or no access
>>>> to JPRT systems for external people).
>>>> Update the testing infrastructure may solve both of your concerns and
>>>> my concerns.
>>>> I'm not sure the @requires tag would work or not.  It would be great
>>>> if you can find a solution with the tag.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Xuelei
>>>> On 9/29/2016 4:32 AM, Artem Smotrakov wrote:
>>>>> Hi Xuelei,
>>>>> I understand your concerns. But I'd prefer to be aware of situations
>>>>> when a test reports that it passed when it actually did nothing.
>>>>> How about using @requires key? We can try to specify all expected
>>>>> platforms. If I understand correctly, jtreg won't run tests if
>>>>> specified
>>>>> requirements are not met. In this case, you need to look at the report
>>>>> to make sure all tests you are interested in were run.
>>>>> Artem
>>>>> On 09/28/2016 08:00 AM, Xuelei Fan wrote:
>>>>>> On 9/28/2016 9:20 PM, Denis Kononenko wrote:
>>>>>>> There're 60+ tests related to PKCS11. Two years they have been
>>>>>>> "passed" on 3 unsupported platforms on hosts where usually no NSS
>>>>>>> libraries were installed. How can we rely on these results?
>>>>>> ;-) The words of "unsupported platforms" are very confusing in this
>>>>>> mail thread.
>>>>>> Let's think more about what if a test failed.  What one will do if a
>>>>>> test failed?
>>>>>> 1. Test fail means source code problems for developers. One cannot
>>>>>> submit a change-set if a test failed.  He need to pay additional
>>>>>> effort and analysis the failure.  It take one developer a lot effort
>>>>>> to know the root cause.  I would never like this unnecessary cost.
>>>>>> 2. In order to get the test pass, he need to install the NSS libs
>>>>>> although NSS has nothing to do with his changeset.  It may be a very
>>>>>> very hard step or even impossible (for example licenses issues) step
>>>>>> for him.
>>>>>> TBH, I did not see much benefits to fail on unsupported platforms.  I
>>>>>> agree that skip for pass is not a good idea, but fail to warn is
>>>>>> worse.
>>>>>> I think the root cause if "unsupported platforms" actually are
>>>>>> supported platforms, but by accident the NSS libraries are not
>>>>>> installed or not installed properly.
>>>>>> If one is not interested in NSS, the test get ignored (passed). If
>>>>>> one
>>>>>> is interested in NSS, he should install the NSS libs and the test get
>>>>>> checked.
>>>>>> What do you think if fix the testing infrastructure with properly
>>>>>> installed NSS libs?
>>>>>> > The problem is the tests report they passed but actually they were
>>>>>> > skipped. I have no objections against skipping tests but it would
>>>>>> > be better to give a hint somehow how many tests were skipped and
>>>>>> why.
>>>>>> Agreed.  Unfortunately, there are only two options, "pass" or "fail",
>>>>>> at present.  It would be nice if there is a grey area. Any idea to
>>>>>> make summary of skipped tests and reasons?
>>>>>> Xuelei

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