peter.levart at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 17:33:05 UTC 2015
Good to see this getting in. Cleaner API depends on it ;-)
On 11/23/2015 05:38 PM, Paul Sandoz wrote:
> Please review the addition of Reference.reachabilityFence contributed by Aleksey, Doug and myself:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psandoz/jdk9/JDK-8133348-reachability-fence-jdk/webrev/ <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psandoz/jdk9/JDK-8133348-reachability-fence-jdk/webrev/>
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psandoz/jdk9/JDK-8133348-reachability-fence-hotspot/webrev/ <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psandoz/jdk9/JDK-8133348-reachability-fence-hotspot/webrev/>
> The implementation approach marks the method Reference.reachabilityFence as not inline-able, thereby “keeping alive” an object passed to the method until at least after the method call.
> The testing approach i have taken is to verify that the method does not get inlined either in C1 or C2. The test approach seems fragile (as fragile as the accessor-based test i code-cargo-culted from) but passes ok through JPRT.
> I could not find a suitable mechanism in WhiteBox. Is there a more reliable mechanism to determine what methods are inlined into a compiled method?
> There is another testing approach in the VarHandles sandbox:
> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk9/sandbox/jdk/rev/433114b32d2d#l2.2 <http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk9/sandbox/jdk/rev/433114b32d2d#l2.2>
> But i am not confident that the test can be run within a reasonable time and reliably on all platforms and VM modes.
The problem of this other approach is that you constantly invoke
System.gc(), so your time to warm-up the code to get it compiled is big.
Why don't you allow the loop to run faster for some warm-up time and
kick GC in only after that. Like:
This works reliably on Linux and only takes not much more than 200ms per
You are also relying on JIT to do on-stack replacement. It seems to work
for all modes (besides interpreter-only).
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