Re: RFR: Fix for JDK-8173119, compiler/jvmci/events/JvmciNotifyBootstrapFinishedEventTest.java fails with custom Tiered Level set externally
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because EnableJVMCI is turned on is just wrong. It should be perfectly fine to run in tiered mode with a JVMCI compiler but limit compilations to a lower level. It's not different than running with C2.
The issue at hand happens because the test is using +BootstrapJVMCI and (understandably) the test wants the bootstrap to happen. I think the fix needs to be in the test.