RFR (M) 8186088: ConstantPoolCache::_resolved_references is not a JNIHandle

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Mon Aug 14 20:36:17 UTC 2017

Hi Coleen,

On 15/08/2017 1:38 AM, coleen.phillimore at oracle.com wrote:
> On 8/13/17 9:04 PM, David Holmes wrote:
>> Hi Coleen,
>> On 12/08/2017 7:34 AM, coleen.phillimore at oracle.com wrote:
>>> Summary: Make an OopHandle type to replace jobject to encapsulate 
>>> these oop pointers in metadata and module entry.
>>> This replaces places where there's a jobject that doesn't point into 
>>> the JNIHandles, notably things allocated in ClassLoaderData::_handles.
>>> There were platform specific changes that I tried to carefully make - 
>>> can someone test them for s390, aarch64 and ppc?
>>> Tested with tier1 testing, JPRT (all oracle platforms), nsk.jvmti, 
>>> monitoring, parallel class loading and g1class unloading tests.
>>> open webrev at http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~coleenp/8186088.01/webrev
>>> bug link https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8186088
>> Is it possible to put the declaration of 
>> MacroAssembler::resolve_oop_handle into the shared macroAssembler.hpp 
>> file to avoid the need to add it to the platform specific hpp files?
>> I'm unsure about the OopHandle containing set_atomic. First if it is 
>> present then the _obj field should be volatile. But then it also 
>> raises the question: if we can race to set this, do we need 
>> load-acquire versions of the accessors? Based on the single existing 
>> usage I don't think we presently do. But I think it may be 
>> cleaner/simpler to not have set_atomic, make the OopHandle immutable, 
>> and do the cmpxchg back in the caller code by atomically updating _pd 
>> (which should also be volatile even today) with a new OopHandle.
> I couldn't convince the compiler to compile an Atomic::cmpxchg_ptr() to 
> an address of OopHandle since it is not a pointer but a struct. The 

_pd would have to be a pointer.

> casting would be wrong.   So I added a resolve_acquire() for the 
> protection_domain case in ModuleEntry, and some commentary.

For completeness you may also need ptr_acquire().

The _obj field should be volatile.


> open webrev at http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~coleenp/8186088.02/webrev
> thanks,
> Coleen
>> Thanks,
>> David
>>> Thanks,
>>> Coleen

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