RFR: 7164841: Improvements to the GC log file rotation

Yumin Qi yumin.qi at oracle.com
Fri Aug 23 16:05:40 PDT 2013


Tao,

   Thanks for your review.

On 8/23/2013 3:33 PM, Tao Mao wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I reviewed most of the code and test-ran a build from it. It's a very 
> cool and important improvement.
>
> Thank you for putting together these on our wishlist for long.
>
> Below are some comments.
>
> 1. src/share/vm/runtime/arguments.cpp
>
> - 1853 "To enable GC log rotation, use -Xloggc:<filename> 
> -XX:+UseGCLogFileRotation -XX:NumberOfGCLogFiles=<num_of_files> 
> -XX:GCLogFileSize=<num_of_size>[k|K|m|M]\n"
> + 1853 "To enable GC log rotation, use -Xloggc:<filename> 
> -XX:+UseGCLogFileRotation -XX:NumberOfGCLogFiles=<num_of_files> 
> -XX:GCLogFileSize=<num_of_size>[k|K|m|M|g|G]\n"
>
> Please consider adding [g|G] to GCLogFileSize suggestion.
>
> I worked on a problem of enabling gc log limit over 2G (JDK-7122222). 
> So it seems that customers sometimes want gc logs to be very large.
>
Sure, will add.
> 2. src/share/vm/runtime/arguments.hpp
>
> (1) with the current changeset, we only append date&time to file_name 
> w/ +UseGCLogFileRotation; if not, we won't have date&time info.
>
> I think it would be useful to let both cases (w/ and w/o 
> UseGCLogFileRotation) have date&time in order to solve the overwritten 
> problem (e.g. JDK-8020667). In fact, having that, we actually solve 
> JDK-8020667.
>
> If you want to have that, basically you need to work on the FileStream 
> constructor methods fileStream().
>
I can change that, if no objection from others. This also will simplify 
the setting of file name here.

> (2) Would it be better to rename method name reformat_filename() to 
> extend_filename()?
>
> (3) Typos and suggestion
> 537 // rotate file in names filename.0, filename.1, ..., 
> filename.<NumberOfGCLogFiles - 1>
> *=> extended_filename.0*
>
> 538 // filename contains pid and time when the fist file created. The 
> current filename is
> *=> *the*first *file created.
>
> 539 // gc_log_file_name + pid<pid> + YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS.<i>.current, 
> where i is current
> 540 // rotation file number. After it reaches max file size, the file 
> will be saved and
> 541 // renamed with .current removed from its tail.
>
Will change that.
> 3. For your point 5), I don't quite get it. In my test-run, I tried to 
> change file permission to unreadable and unwritable, but VM would 
> later change the permission back anyway.
>
> So could you bring up some use cases of that functionality to give 
> more details?
>
Changing file permission will not stop the file create, in this 
rotation, the file opened/saved/removed/renamed -> then repeat. What I 
have done is change the while directory to read only, then the create 
failed so rotation stopped.

> 4. Will you write jtreg tests for this functionality? It looks 
> possible to write some tests, at least checking the format of log names.
>
Good suggestion, I will add one.

> Thanks.
> Tao
>
> On 8/23/13 7:53 AM, Yumin Qi wrote:
>> Could I get  a GC staff review the change? Need more reviewers to 
>> push this in.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Yumin
>>
>> On 8/21/2013 3:43 PM, Yumin Qi wrote:
>>> Hi, all
>>>
>>>   This is second version after feedback from first round.
>>>   The changes are:
>>>
>>>   1) file name will be based on gc log file name (-Xloggc:filename), 
>>> pid (process id) and time when the first rotation file created:
>>>        <filename>-pid<pid>-YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS
>>>   2) If rotate in same file, file name is as in 1), if rotate in 
>>> multiple files, .<i> will append to above file name.
>>>   3) every time file rotated, file name and time when file created 
>>> will be logged to head/tail, this is same as first version.
>>>   4) current file has name 
>>> <filename>-pid<pid>-YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS.<i>.current
>>>        This is similar to first version.
>>>        By adapting such name format we will never loss logs in case 
>>> apps stops and restart, the log files will not be overwritten since 
>>> time stamp in file names.
>>>    5) If open file failed, turn off gc log rotation.
>>>         If due to some reason, file operation failed (such as 
>>> permission changed etc), with log file opened, logging still works, 
>>> but at
>>>         saving and renaming, the file operation will fail, this will 
>>> lead not all files saved.
>>>
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~minqi/7164841/webrev01
>>>
>>>      Tested with jtreg, JPRT.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Yumin
>>>
>>> On 8/15/2013 8:35 AM, Yumin Qi wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>>   Can I have your review for this small changes?
>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~minqi/7164841/webrev00/ 
>>>> <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Eminqi/7164841/webrev00/>
>>>>
>>>>    This is for a enhancement to add head/tail message to the 
>>>> logging files to assist reading GC output.
>>>>    1. modified prompt message if invalid arguments used for log 
>>>> rotating;
>>>>    2. add time and file name message to log file head/tail.
>>>>    3. for easily identify which log file is current, use file name 
>>>> like <filename>.n.current, after it reaches maximum size, rename it 
>>>> to <filename>.n
>>>>         On Windows, there is no F_OK (existing test) definition, 
>>>> F_OK is defined as "0" and for _access of VC++, it just describes:
>>>>
>>>> modevalue
>>>>
>>>> 	
>>>>
>>>> Checks file for
>>>>
>>>> 00
>>>>
>>>> 	
>>>>
>>>> Existence only
>>>>
>>>> 02
>>>>
>>>> 	
>>>>
>>>> Write-only
>>>>
>>>> 04
>>>>
>>>> 	
>>>>
>>>> Read-only
>>>>
>>>> 06
>>>>
>>>> 	
>>>>
>>>> Read and write
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/1w06ktdy.aspx
>>>> The definition are consistent with unistd.h.
>>>>
>>>>     Test: JPRT and jtreg.
>>>>
>>>>    Thanks
>>>>    Yumin
>>>
>>

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