<AWT Dev> jtreg failing in awt tests

Philip Race philip.race at oracle.com
Thu Nov 24 03:39:54 UTC 2016

We have a PIT (pre-integration-testing process) but if
that these clashes are presented only as an FYI and not
an actual failure then SQE might not notice it. It may
even get swallowed and not forwarded for human inspection
by some layered tool on top.
I don't actually know .. I am just speculating.


On 11/23/16, 6:50 PM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Phil Race <philip.race at oracle.com 
> <mailto:philip.race at oracle.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     So your real complaint isn't the failure itself, but that jtreg
>     bothers
>     to check directories you aren't even running tests from, and
>     that is a time tax whether such clashes exist or not ?
>     Seems a reasonable point ... if I'm running a single Image I/O test
>     jtreg still finds the java/awt clash and that can't be "free".
> That was _one_ of my complaints!
> I'm also unhappy that jdk9/dev got poisoned by jdk9/client.  Having 
> subforests is supposed to prevent that sort of breakage via proper 
> release engineering.
> I'm _not_ unhappy about the mistake itself - it's a classic software 
> engineering trap we all fall into eventually if we do software long 
> enough.
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