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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general][tests]To restrict the side-effect of junit tests by launching it in a different VM.
Date Mon, 27 Nov 2006 12:59:14 GMT
Right - I guess the ambiguity for me is if the side effect was correct 
behavior or not - we're using this "run all in one VM" mode in DRLVM 
tests to find harmful side effects...

geir

Mikhail Loenko wrote:
> When you changed the test case to avoid side-effect have you made the test
> weaker? If not I'd prefer to run them in a fork mode "once" because in this
> case they run faster.
> 
> Thanks,
> Mikhail
> 
> 2006/11/27, Leo Li <liyilei1979@gmail.com>:
>> Hi, all:
>>     During fixing the bug of Harmony-2249, I found that the testcase 
>> in one
>> junit test file might lead to other fail in a different junit file. After
>> digging into it, I am aware that testcase can influence the global 
>> state of
>> a VM, for example, the resolution of class (both RI and Harmony have 
>> similar
>> behavior). Although I changed the testcase as a workaround,  it is not
>> tested so thoroughly as I expected in order not to lead other tests to 
>> fail.
>>
>>    So I recommend if we can specify some testcase that should run in 
>> junit
>> with fork = "true". Maybe to add some annotation is one resolution or 
>> to add
>> them to a property file as we done with excluded ones.
>>    Any suggestion?
>>
>> -- 
>> Leo Li
>> China Software Development Lab, IBM
>>
>>

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