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From "Stepan Mishura" <stepan.mish...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general][tests]To restrict the side-effect of junit tests by launching it in a different VM.
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 10:21:00 GMT
On 11/27/06, Leo Li wrote:
> 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.

If a test's execution influence of VM state and this is critical for other
test then the test can fork VM (via Support_Exec.execJava()) and do all
testing in the forked VM.


   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

Stepan Mishura
Intel Middleware Products Division
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