[9] RFR (XS): 8151623: Zap freed Metaspace chunks in non-product binaries

Vladimir Ivanov vladimir.x.ivanov at oracle.com
Thu Mar 10 21:15:26 UTC 2016

Thanks, Dean.

Updated version:

On 3/10/16 10:43 PM, Dean Long wrote:
> This looks good.  I was experimenting with a similar change.  The
> comment nearby saying
> "Do not mangle freed Metachunks" made me wonder if it was safe. Could
> you update the
Good catch, fixed. Unless there's something useful stored after the 
header in a free chunk, it should be safe.

> comment if this is indeed safe?  Also, is there a Zap<something> flag we
> can use to turn
> this off and on?
Do you suggest a non-product or a diagnostic flag (to be able to turn it 
on in product binaries)?

Best regards,
Vladimir Ivanov

> On 3/10/2016 10:55 AM, Vladimir Ivanov wrote:
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~vlivanov/8151623/webrev.00
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8151623
>> Zap freed Metaspace chunks in non-product binaries to catch stray
>> accesses to unloaded classes.
>> Testing: JPRT, RBT (in progress): hotspot/test:hotspot_all,
>> jdk/test:tier1 & tier2, vm.parallel_class_loading.testlist,
>> vm.gc.testlist, BigApps w/ fastdebug binaries.
>> Thanks!
>> Best regards,
>> Vladimir Ivanov

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