RFR(M,v9): JDK-8059036 : Implement Diagnostic Commands for heap and finalizerinfo

Dmitry Samersoff dmitry.samersoff at oracle.com
Tue May 26 14:16:10 UTC 2015

Hi Everybody,


Please review updated webrev -

printFinalizationQueue now returns and array of Map.Entry<String, int[])
and all formatting is done on VM side.


On 2015-05-21 02:07, Mandy Chung wrote:
>> On May 19, 2015, at 11:51 PM, Dmitry Samersoff
>> <dmitry.samersoff at oracle.com <mailto:dmitry.samersoff at oracle.com>> wrote:
>> Other alternatives could be to do all hashing/sorting/printing on native
>> layer i.e. implement printFinalizationQueue inside VM.
>> Both options has pros and cons - Java based solution requires less JNI
>> calls and better readable but takes more memory.
>> It might be better to return an array of Map.Entry<String, int[]>
>> objects to VM rather than one huge string.
> The output and formatting should be done by jcmd.  What you really need
> to get a peek on the finalizer queue and print the histogram.   The VM
> has the heap histogram implementation.  Have you considered leveraging
> that? 
>    5:          1012          40480  java.lang.ref.Finalizer
> You can find the registered Finalizer instances.  The downside is that
> icmd -finalizerinfo stops the world.  I think it’s not unreasonable for
> this diagnostic command to be expensive like -heap command.
> Mandy

Dmitry Samersoff
Oracle Java development team, Saint Petersburg, Russia
* I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the sources.

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