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Re: Patch: FYI: small test suite change


Hi,

On Thu, 2003-07-10 at 10:45, Andrew Haley wrote:
>  > This test has been very important in the past since it showed two
>  > problems:
>  > 1. That .class constructs were not cached at all.
>  > 2. That when doing a class lookup (and stack walk) using the interpreter
>  > was horribly slow (which seem to have been fixed in 3.4).
> 
> If this is fixed in 3,4, why do we need to change the test case?

2. Has been fixed, but 1. alone still seems to make it fail on slow
machines (like my powerpc machine).

BTW. There was even a case third case why this was an interesting test:
3. It stress tested the interaction between, stackwalking/classloading
and the garbage collector. Hans Boehm fixed a bug with that just before
3.3.

Cheers,

Mark


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