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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] current tests - can we focus on getting everything to pass?
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:01:39 GMT

On Sep 28, 2006, at 6:40 AM, Elena Semukhina wrote:

> On 9/28/06, Alexey Varlamov <alexey.v.varlamov@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Apparently there are some threading issues, which affect almost all
>> suites (except may be smoke tests). I observe quite many sporadic
>> crashes in c-unit, kernel and classlib tests. For example, the
>> following assert fails often:
>> drlvm/vm/thread/src/thread_native_suspend.c:351:
>> hythread_set_safepoint_callback: Assertion `status == (0)' failed.
>> Another incomprehensible error is described in HARMONY-1614.
>> These defects most probably point to races in TM or VM internals, and
>> are hard enough to insulate and root-cause.
>>
>> Aside from that, there are "known" stable failures, like kernel
>> ThreadTest and ClassLoaderTest, or classlib's
>
>
> ThreadTest is a kind of "always failing test" unfortunately. Now  
> its failure
> is related to launcher related issue mentioned in another thread as  
> well as
> the HARMONY-1537 issue. All these issues are fixed with  
> HARMONY-1582 patch.
> On the other hand, HARMONY-1582 reports that ThreadTest fails  
> showing up new
> problems possibly related to H-1519 patch. So ThreadTest is very  
> helpful in
> catching regressions and should be paid a special attention to each  
> time it
> fails :)
>

So a good question is how do we start?  There is no patch yet for  
1537, and there is still ongoing discussion of 1582, given it's  
complexity.

geir


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