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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [DRLVM] General stability
Date Sat, 04 Nov 2006 15:15:40 GMT

Weldon Washburn wrote:
> Folks,
> I have spent the last two months committing patches to the VM.  While we
> have added a ton of much needed functionality, the stability of the system
> has been ignored.  By chance, I looked at thread synchronization design
> problems this week.  Its very apparent that  we lack the regression testing
> to really find threading bugs, test the fixes and test against regression.
> No doubt there are similar problems in other VM subsystems.   "build test"
> is necessary but not sufficient for where we need to go.  In a sense,
> committing code with only "build test" to prevent regression is the
> equivalent to flying in the fog without instrumentation.
> So that we can get engineers focused on stability, I am thinking of coding
> the JIRAs that involve new features as "later" or even "won't fix".  Please
> feel free to comment.

Please don't w/o discussion on each.  I see no reason to do that right 
now, as while I 100% agree that stabilization is a necessary goal, we're 
not anywhere near the point where we need to call a halt to adding new 
stuff that's missing.

> We also need to restart the old email threads on regression tests.  For
> example, we need some sort of automated test script that runs Eclipse and
> tomcat, etc. in a deterministic fashion so that we can compare test
> results.  It does not have to be perfect for starts, just repeatable and
> easy to use.  Feel free to beat me to starting these threads :)

Feel free to add a script to the build-test framework :)



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