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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][classlib unit tests] iterative runs
Date Sat, 25 Nov 2006 21:17:28 GMT


Alexei Fedotov wrote:
> Tatiana,
> I cannot stop myself from thinking about your wonderful scripts.

> 
> 1.
> Looking at http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-2282 I
> realized that in case of absence of DRLVM crash it would be quite
> useful to know if the bug is reproducible with J9.
> 
> Failures on two different VMs convinces test authors to look in their
> tests once again to decide how valid they are. So if it wasn't
> difficult to launch your script for J9, this would be quite useful.

+1

> 
> 2. The second thing which comes into my mind is speeding up test runs
> by hacking build.xml files:
> 
> perl -i -e 'undef $/; $_ = <>; s/(<batchtest.*?<\/batchtest>)/$1 x
> 50/es; print' modules/*/build.xml
> 
> You can revert build files later using svn revert modules/*/build.xml.
> I wonder if we can set forkmode to vary a reliability load from
> running all tests in the same JVM to running each test separately.

Ugh. :)  How about finding a way to incorporate this formally into the 
build scripts, so it can simply be parameterized?

geir



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