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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][jvmti][testing] I want to add JVMTI tests to drlvm commit checks
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2006 14:01:49 GMT

Salikh Zakirov wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> Why not use junit?
> <Junit> task in implicitly assumes that you can
> run all tests in single JVM instance. Though it does provide
> fork-mode to run tests in separate JVM processes, it still
> does not allow per-test JVM args configuration.
> Which is exactly what we need for JVMTI tests, as most of the
> test has their own special agent to be run with.

I understand the agent is needed, but I don't see why you can't do that 
that with junit. Can't you just invoke ant w/ an exec?

> Nevertheless, we could use junit task with some benefit
> in creating test reports. I think this can be accomodated
> in Gregory's scheme by using <junit> task instead of <java> task.
> The most of the ant mechanics (selecting tests and looping
> over them for compilation and running) will be there
> no matter what we use for test running, <junit> or <java>.

Right - I'm just tired of adding to the mess that is, IMO, the DRLVM 
build.  I'd rather see new things be more conventional.



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