RFR: 8239365: ProcessBuilder/Basic.java test has trouble on AIX sometimes

Roger Riggs Roger.Riggs at oracle.com
Fri Feb 21 15:34:43 UTC 2020

Hi Adam,

Is it possible for the test to control the message-set?
If so, it might be safer to be explicit about the message-set to be used.
(Similar to setting LC_CTYPE=C)

Adding the "error=nn" should be sufficient without matching the full text.
It will be more resilient to possible (though unlikely) changes in the 

The distinction between the "No such file" and "No such file or 
directory" is not significant and must have crept in with multiple 
authors.  Unix does not have two different messages for error=2 and the 
shorter one covers both.

I would collapse the cases to:

static final String PERMISSION_DENIED_ERROR_MSG = "(Permission 
static final String NO_SUCH_FILE_ERROR_MSG = "(No such file|error=2)";

Regards, Roger

On 2/21/20 9:51 AM, Adam Farley8 wrote:
> Hi All,
> Reviews and sponsor requested for a small test change.
> Parts of the test appear to be pattern-matching on error messages from
> catalogues on the system.
> When an AIX machine has the file set "bos.msg.en_US.rte", the messages are
> different for the same codes.
> E.g. for Error code 13 (in the relevant group, see libc.cat) we get:
> *With* file set: error=13, The file access permissions do not allow the
> specified action
> *Without* file set: error=13, Permission denied
> Since the pattern the test matches on is "Permission denied", it fails if
> the aforementioned file set is installed.
> The simplest option appears to be adding the second potential form of the
> message into the regex (see webrev).
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~afarley/8239365.1/webrev/
> Another option is to have "error=x," replace the regex for each error
> message, unless the format of this changes on an OS I haven't checked.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8239365
> Best Regards
> Adam Farley
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