inspecting the code cache

Tom Rodriguez tom.rodriguez at
Thu Mar 3 12:00:28 PST 2011

On Mar 3, 2011, at 10:47 AM, Charles K Pepperdine wrote:

> Hi, 
> Thanks for that information. I've been using PrintCompilation to watch what was going on. I've gotten a question from a client that claims that a method had seemingly been squeezed out of the cache. I'm not sure what would cause a method to be squeezed out but I guess it would have to be made not entrant before hand. But that got me interested in poking about to see what information one could squeeze out of the JVM wrt the code cache.

Code will never get "squeezed" out in the current system.  We generate code as needed and only get rid of it when it gets invalidated or if it references classes which get unloaded.  If the code cache fills up you might not be able to compile something that needs code though.


> TIA,
> Kirk

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