[9] RFR(S): 8029343: CodeCache::allocate increments '_number_of_blobs' even if allocation fails.

Tobias Hartmann tobias.hartmann at oracle.com
Tue May 6 12:49:39 UTC 2014

Hi Igor,

On 06.05.2014 09:41, Igor Veresov wrote:
> BufferBlob::operator new() doesn’t seem to be quite ready to see the NULL return. Could we put some error handling in there? Like a call to fatal() similar to other places. Otherwise looks good.

I would suggest we fix this together with [1]. NULL is already returned 
in case the allocation in the code cache fails. A call to fatal() is not 
appropriate here, because the sweeper may solve the problem by freeing 
space in the code cache.


[1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8022968

> igor
> On May 6, 2014, at 12:27 AM, Tobias Hartmann <tobias.hartmann at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> please review the following patch for bug 8029343.
>> Problem:
>> (1) CodeCache::allocate(...) increments _number_of_blobs before the actual allocation is performed. In case the allocation fails the counter is set to a wrong value.
>> (2) The guarantee(size >= 0, ...) is incorrect. Calling CodeCache::allocate(...) with size = 0 leads to a segmentation fault. Further, a guarantee is too strong here. We can simply return NULL at runtime if the size is <= 0.
>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8029343
>> Solution:
>> (1) The increment is moved after the allocation.
>> (2) An assert is used instead of the guarantee and NULL is returned if size <= 0.
>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~anoll/8029343/webrev.00/
>> Thanks,
>> Tobias

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