[9] RFR(S): 8156760: VM crashes if -XX:-ReduceInitialCardMarks is set

Roland Westrelin rwestrel at redhat.com
Mon May 23 09:34:30 UTC 2016

Hi Tobias,

> Problem 3: C2 crashes with SIGSEGV in
> ArrayCopyNode::prepare_array_copy() because we expect an array
> clone/copy and dereference 'src_type->isa_aryptr()' but actually have
> a non-array Object.clone() [3]. This is because with
> !ReduceInitialCardMarks, ArrayCopyNode::try_clone_instance() does not
> capture the Object.clone() intrinsic because we emit card marking
> code (we bail out in 'ArrayCopyNode::finish_transform()'). We
> continue assuming that the array copy is a non-instance copy. I added
> an additional check to bail out in this case.

One problem I noticed in this code is that
ArrayCopyNode::try_clone_instance() returns NULL to mean both this is
not a basic clone:

  if (!is_clonebasic()) {
    return NULL;

and the clone failed:

  if (!finish_transform(phase, can_reshape, ctl, mem)) {
    return NULL;

ArrayCopyNode::finish_transform() would fail with
!ReduceInitialCardMarks. The way I fixed this locally is to return
NodeSentinel when the clone fails so the caller can distinguish not a
clone from a failure. And then ArrayCopyNode::finish_transform():

  Node* mem = try_clone_instance(phase, can_reshape, count);
  if (mem != NULL) {
    return mem == NodeSentinel ? NULL: mem;

Does that solve the same problem you're seeing?


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