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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: ExecWatchdog test failing
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2002 23:46:17 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephane Bailliez" <sbailliez@apache.org>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 15:40
Subject: Re: ExecWatchdog test failing


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Loughran" <steve_l@iseran.com>
>
>
> [...]
> > probable cause is I am testing on a two CPU box, and odd things are
> > happening. Anyone else seen this problem?
>
> Don't see any problems on my 4 way Itanium box. :o)
> just kidding.
> test pass on gump afaik..on my computer as well and on many others I
guess.
>
> Due to large combination of JDKs, locales, OS, hardware and APIs it makes
> writing tests a damn challenge...sometimes depressing though..especially
> these last weeks...
>
> Not that surprising it fails though. There is no better thing than a
> multiprocessor computer to crash softwares...

that is why I have one. Only cost $120 to stick a new PIII beside the old
one, helps me test things like winXP for thread safetly.

Not a watchdog bug on an MP system, just a timing clock resolution thingy in
the test itself


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