RFR(L): 8032410: compiler/uncommontrap/TestStackBangRbp.java times out on Solaris-Sparc V9

Roland Westrelin roland.westrelin at oracle.com
Fri Mar 14 13:42:59 UTC 2014

Hi Vladimir,

>>> With +1 you will touch yellow page because it is inclusive if I read it
>>> right:
>>>    while (bang_offset <= bang_end) {
>>> Can you test with StackShadowPages=1?
>> Are you suggesting I run with StackShadowPages=1 to check if:
>> 137     int bang_end = (StackShadowPages+1)*page_size;
>> is ok?
> Yes, because you may be creating hole in banging if compiled code called from interpreter. It should be consistent with AbstractInterpreterGenerator::bang_stack_shadow_pages().

The VM doesn’t like running with StackShadowPages=1. Every crash that I have running the regression tests with (StackShadowPages+1)*page_size, I can reproduce with StackShadowPages*page_size.

The bad thing that could happen would be for stack banging to hit the red zone or even past the red zone, right? I tried to write a test case that would cause this to happen and my conclusion is that it’s not possible as long as we have more than one yellow page. Let’s say StackShadowPages=1. Worst case is that sp points somewhere in the shadow page when we enter a compiled method. Then we bang sp + 2 pages which hits in the second yellow page.

This said, I don’t understand why 8026775 changed, in macroAssembler_<arch>.cpp:

-  for (int i = 0; i< StackShadowPages-1; i++) {


+  for (int i = 1; i <= StackShadowPages; i++) {

for the stack banging during deoptimizations. To me:

+  for (int i = 1; i < StackShadowPages; i++) {

would have been good enough. So what would make sense to me is to use:

+  for (int i = 1; i < StackShadowPages; i++) {

for the stack banging from the deopt blobs. And:

int bang_end = StackShadowPages*page_size;

for the stack banging from compiled code.


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