RFR 8173715 (rev2): Remove Flat Profiler

Gerard Ziemski gerard.ziemski at oracle.com
Mon Aug 28 14:48:25 UTC 2017

Thank you!

> On Aug 28, 2017, at 8:49 AM, Vladimir Ivanov <vladimir.x.ivanov at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On compiler-dev Gerard specifically asks:
>> Can someone please review the "hotspot/src/cpu/sparc/vm/macroAssembler_sparc.cpp” file to determine whether we still need the three "save_frame_and_mov(0, Lmethod, Lmethod);” calls where the comment said it was needed by -Xprof?
>> Do we leave those save_frame_and_mov() calls as is (and add comment as to why they are still needed), or can we change them into save_frame() calls?
> I don't have a strong opinion, but I'd prefer to keep them as is.
> Though all 3 usages are in debug code (either guarded by #ifdef ASSERT or VerifyThread), the code is transitively used in template interpreter.
> So, I suspect dropping Lmethod will break interpreter stack frame attribution (frame::is_interpreted_frame_valid) in those narrow periods when temporary frames are alive and will affect JFR & AsyncGetCallTrace().
> Best regards,
> Vladimir Ivanov

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