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

Derek White derek.white at oracle.com
Tue May 26 18:43:46 UTC 2015

On 5/26/15 10:16 AM, Dmitry Samersoff wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~dsamersoff/JDK-8059036/webrev.09/
> Please review updated webrev -
> printFinalizationQueue now returns and array of Map.Entry<String, int[])
> and all formatting is done on VM side.
> -Dmitry

Hi Dmitry,

I looked at the jdk_webrev.  Everything looks great except the spacing 
looks off in line 124 of Finalizer.java.

My JNI is too rusty to provide a quick opinion on the hotspot_webrev 

  - Derek
> 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

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