On 06/14/2013 11:25 AM, Tomaž Cerar wrote:

what are the most common problems your team found when running on bare metal?

anything standing out?

The one problem I see happening a lot is a channel closed prematurely. It affects different tests in different ways.
It also lies at the very core of our functional offering, so if possible I would like to see that one tackled.


From analysis (combination of linux & windows jobs) we have on TC we can see something like this:

Most commonly failed, more than 10% of time

org.jboss.as.test.integration.osgi.jta.TransactionTestCase.testUserTransaction (this one fails in about 50% of time)

Bit less common, < 10% of time (no particular order)


plus few more that fail less commonly.

From my point of view, the most annoying one is the OSGI's testUserTransaction, Thomas: can you please take a look at it?

But what can be seen from the list up there, most of intermittent test failures are either manual mode tests or osgi, everything else is in minority and we are working on fixing it.
There use to be lots of problems with clustering, but that was mostly fixed.


On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Carlo de Wolf <cdewolf@redhat.com> wrote:
There are intermittent failures running on bare metal as well. I think
they are confined to conditions where the machine is stressed.
I'm especially interested in cases where the GC seems to come through at
an ill-timed moment, at which point it looks like connections that are
in use are actually closed asynchronously.


On 06/12/2013 11:38 PM, Andrig Miller wrote:
> I recently help out on a customer case, which came from the Linux side of the house, which had to do with Java when virtualized.  The customer produced a test case that was emulating the application where the performance slowdown was occuring.  It turned out that they were using ReentrantReadWriteLock for some synchronization.  I did some thread dumps of the test case, and looked at the source too, and found out that ReentrantReadWriteLock was using the ...Unsafe.park() native method, which does a futex() system call.  That system call has terrible performance when virtualized, compared to using ReentrantLock, which has been changed with JDK 7 to no longer depend on the native code, and does everything in Java, in user space.  Performance was so much better, and with some vitualization configuration settings was almost equal to bare metal performance.
> That's a long story, just to say, if we have intermittent test suite failures only when run virtualized, perhaps we have some Java code that is using native code that calls futex() in the OS.  If so, it will perform very poorly compared to bare metal, and could be part of the problem with intermittent test failures, especially if there are any timing issues in the test cases.
> Just an FYI for something to look out for.
> Andy
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>> Subject: [wildfly-dev] Call For Help (Testsuite)
>> We still have a number intermittent test failures that have been
>> around for over a year now. I'm asking for everyone's help in doing
>> what we can to make them stable. If you submit a PR, and you see
>> what looks like an intermittent failure, can you do some
>> investigation and report your findings even if it is not your area?
>> It would be awesome if you can report what you find to the mailing
>> list, and rope in help.
>> Nearly all of these seem to only occur when virtualization is
>> involved, so if need be we can work out a plan to create either a
>> special run to capture diagnostic info, or I can give access to a
>> dedicated slave.
>> If anyone has any further ideas on how to tackle these issues I am
>> all ears.
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