RFR: 8293326: jdk/sun/security/tools/jarsigner/compatibility/SignTwice.java slow on Windows

Weijun Wang weijun at openjdk.org
Mon Sep 5 14:39:38 UTC 2022

On Mon, 5 Sep 2022 09:29:49 GMT, Daniel Jeliński <djelinski at openjdk.org> wrote:

> This patch enables SignTwice test to complete faster on Windows machines.
> The test starts `keytool` and `jarsigner` a number of times, passing `-J-Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/./urandom` to the started process, presumably to avoid blocking on VMs with insufficient entropy. This works fine on machines where `/dev/./urandom` is actually present. On Windows it makes the JVM use `ThreadedSeedGenerator`, which is very slow compared to the other options.
> The fix removes `java.security.egd` setting on Windows machines.
> Alternatively we could change the egd to use `file:/dev/urandom` (without the `/./` part); this also fixes the Windows problem. Is the `/./` part still needed? If I understand correctly, it was a workaround for some JDK7 bug.

There are helper methods in `jdk.test.lib.SecurityTools` that knows about when to use the EGD property.

@bradfordwetmore, is the `/dev/./urandom` trick not necessary anymore?


PR: https://git.openjdk.org/jdk/pull/10160

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