Call for Help: openjdk8 tests under Continuous Integration

Brian Gardner openjdk at
Mon Nov 24 05:15:47 UTC 2014

I’d like to help.  Sounds like those scripts would be fairly easy to write.  Would it be a good idea to try and decouple building of the ports (using poudriere) from the actual running of the jtreg tests.  In this plan you’d have a separate job that builds and maintains an up-to-date repository of  packages for the supported platforms (10.0 amd64, 9.3 i386), then as part of running tests you’d run pkg to update the packages as the first step.

I have some questions:
1) What platforms will be tested?
2) How often will tests run / What will trigger test runs?
3) How will results of the jtreg tests be presented on Jenkins?

Brian Gardner

In Response To:


Recently Kip Macy tried to get the openjdk8 tests working
under FreeBSD.  He struggled a bit: <> <> <>

I think it would be good to get these tests running under FreeBSD
continous integration.  These tests stress things like threading, memory
management, networking, and virtual memory.  Running these tests
would go a long way to improving Java support under FreeBSD,
because it would give a better idea of what can be fixed in FreeBSD itself.

I am a bit overstretched at the moment to take this on.

I need scripts that can do the following:

(1)  Download the necessary packages, openjdk8, jtreg, etc.
(2)  Apply necessary patches to packages in (1)
(3)  Build the packages in (1) after patches applied
(4)  Run the tests

I would also like:
(A)  Scripts should be committed to <>
(B)  Script should run under FreeBSD
(C)  Scripts should be easy to run under a Jenkins job at <>
(D)  Followup status and discussion should happen on
       the freebsd-testing at <> mailing list

Is anyone interested in helping out with this?  Starting with some
of the things that Kip did would be a good place to start.


> On Nov 23, 2014, at 8:49 PM, Craig Rodrigues <rodrigc at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Read this:
> <>
> and reply to that posting on freebsd-testing at <mailto:freebsd-testing at> (subscribe to that list if you
> are not on it) with the items that you think that you can
> complete.
> --
> Craig
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 8:28 PM, Brian Gardner <openjdk at <mailto:openjdk at>> wrote:
> Hi Craig,
> I would like to help.  Let me know what I can do.
> Brian Gardner
> > On Nov 22, 2014, at 4:40 PM, Craig Rodrigues <rodrigc at> wrote:
> >
> > FYI,
> >
> > <>
> >
> > Please send followups to freebsd-testing at <mailto:freebsd-testing at>.
> >
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