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From "Knut Anders Hatlen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-5940) Disable securityMechanism=8 in NSSecurityMechanismTest on ARM platforms
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 09:39:08 GMT

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Knut Anders Hatlen commented on DERBY-5940:
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I've seen this problem too. As I mentioned in my comment on DERBY-3106, I don't think it's
worthwhile fixing the underlying problem, since we no longer recommend the use of securityMechanism=8.
So disabling the test cases on ARM sounds fine to me. +1 to the approach in the 1a patch.
                
> Disable securityMechanism=8 in NSSecurityMechanismTest on ARM platforms
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-5940
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5940
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: Test
>    Affects Versions: 10.10.0.0
>         Environment: ARM platforms
>            Reporter: Kristian Waagan
>            Assignee: Kristian Waagan
>         Attachments: derby-5940-1a-disable_secMec8_on_ARM.diff
>
>
> The security mechanism strong password substitution (securityMechanism=8) uses code that
relies on entropy, which seems to be in short supply on some ARM systems. This includes the
ARM server farm available in the ASF build/test farm.
> I will disable tests using strong password substitution in NSSecurityMechanismTest on
ARM platforms to be able to run the test to completion within a reasonable time.
> DERBY-3106 and DERBY-5651 are relevant.

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