RFR (XXS): 8023461: Thread holding lock at safepoint that vm can block on: MethodCompileQueue_lock

Igor Veresov igor.veresov at oracle.com
Tue May 13 22:11:15 UTC 2014

I think that’s reasonable. Thanks for pointing out the fact the we can have an MDO and no MC with, say, Xcomp and tiered. With your check in update_rate() we’ll no longer force their allocation. I’ll have add their allocation explicitly to the code aging code for that case.

Indent in remove_and_mark_stale() is off.


On May 13, 2014, at 2:34 PM, Vladimir Ivanov <vladimir.x.ivanov at oracle.com> wrote:

>> Relaxing the check is not the fix. ATP::select_task() should be fixed -
>> exclude safepoints in it.
> OK. I planned to fix select_task separately (filed RFE to track that), since people complains about intermittent failures during testing due to this bug and I have some concerns with the fix I had. But I'll try to fix it as part of this change then.
>> The update_rate() could be not called if there are no MethodCounters
>> (other places may need to be fixed for that). Actually I don't
>> understand how we have compilation request for a method without
>> MethodCounters. Counters should be created before that.
> It's not always the case. MDO can be created first (e.g. compilation can force MDO creation [1]) and there's no need in MethodCounters (see InterpreterGenerator::generate_counter_incr [2]).
>> And removing stale tasks could be done in an other place, outside MCQ lock.
> I looked again closely at the code and I think I found a sweet spot.
> Updated webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~vlivanov/8023461/webrev.03/
> Testing: JPRT, VM testbase, bigapps, jtreg
> Best regards,
> Vladimir Ivanov
> [1]
> Method::build_interpreter_method_data(methodHandle, Thread*)
> ciMethod::ensure_method_data(methodHandle)
> ciMethod::ensure_method_data()
> GraphBuilder::try_inline_full(ciMethod*, bool, Bytecodes::Code, Instruction*)
> [2] http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk9/hs-comp/hotspot/file/tip/src/cpu/x86/vm/templateInterpreter_x86_32.cpp#l340
>> Thanks,
>> Vladimir K
>> On 5/12/14 11:15 AM, Vladimir Ivanov wrote:
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~vlivanov/8023461/webrev.02/
>>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8023461
>>> CompileQueue::get() acquires MethodCompileQueue lock before extracting a
>>> task from the compilation queue. In Tiered mode it calls
>>> AdvancedThresholdPolicy::select_task, which can safepoint in multiple
>>> places. It fires an assert which checks there are no VM locks held VM
>>> thread can block on.
>>> I checked the code and didn't find any scenarios where VM acquires MCQ
>>> lock and submits a compilation task from a safepoint, so I decided to
>>> relax the assert in Thread::check_for_valid_safepoint_state for now and
>>> exclude MethodCompileQueue in Tiered mode from the check.
>>> I tried to rewrite ATP::select_task to avoid safepoints, but didn't
>>> succeed. I filed a RFE to further investigate that path (JDK-8042925
>>> [3]: Consider avoiding safepoints in ...::select_task). Eventually I
>>> want ATP::select_task to become safepoint-free and then strengthen the
>>> check back.
>>> For the problems spotted during analysis, I filed 2 followup bugs:
>>>   [1] JDK-8042924: Possible memory leak during MethodCounters
>>> initialization
>>>   [2] JDK-8042926: AdvancedThresholdPolicy::update_rate should use
>>> handles for Method*
>>> Best regards,
>>> Vladimir Ivanov
>>> [1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8042924
>>> [2] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8042926
>>> [3] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8042925

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