JVM hanging when using G1GC on JDK8 b78 or b79 (Linux 32 bit)

Uwe Schindler uschindler at apache.org
Wed Mar 6 11:31:56 PST 2013


Hi,

> > >> Uwe:
> > >> Thanks for bringing this up and my apologies for not replying sooner.
> > >> I will have a fix fairly soon. If I'm correct about it being caused
> > >> by overflowing the marking stack you can work around the issue by
> > >> increasing the MarkStackSize.you could try increasing it to 2M or
> > >> 4M entries (which is the current max size).
> > > Is there a setting on the command line to raise this size? This
> > > would be
> > great to check out if one can also do the opposite (lower the size on
> > 64 bit JVM to make the 64 bit one also hang). Unfortunately as a Java
> > programmer I am not so familiar with building the JVM on Ubuntu
> > machines (including the needed IcedTea), so it's hard to me to try
> > this out - I would not even know how to start doing this or finally
> > how to get something like a standard JDK directory so you could use it as
> JAVA_HOME.
> >
> > Use:  -XX:MarkStackSize=4M to increase the marking stack size in a 32 bit
> run.
> 
> I will give it a quick try!

4M was too much for a 32bit JVM (it complained about it), but 2M was fine. With that setting the tests went through as they should (in 22 secs on this server). With the default setting it stalled endless.

To test the inverse (make 64 bit hang): What's the default stack size of 32 bit JVMs, so I can set it on 64 bit to make it hang?

Uwe

> -----
> Uwe Schindler
> uschindler at apache.org
> Apache Lucene PMC Member / Committer
> Bremen, Germany
> http://lucene.apache.org/
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John Cuthbertson [mailto:john.cuthbertson at oracle.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 7:56 PM
> > To: Uwe Schindler
> > Cc: 'Thomas Schatzl'; hotspot-gc-dev at openjdk.java.net; 'David Holmes';
> > 'Dawid Weiss'; hotspot-dev at openjdk.java.net
> > Subject: Re: JVM hanging when using G1GC on JDK8 b78 or b79 (Linux 32
> bit)
> >
> > Hi Uwe,
> >
> > You must have been reading my mind. See inline....
> >
> > On 3/6/2013 10:50 AM, Uwe Schindler wrote:
> > > Hi John,
> > >
> > > Thanks for the response and the analysis, very informative!
> > >
> > >> Uwe:
> > >> Thanks for bringing this up and my apologies for not replying sooner.
> > >> I will have a fix fairly soon. If I'm correct about it being caused
> > >> by overflowing the marking stack you can work around the issue by
> > >> increasing the MarkStackSize.you could try increasing it to 2M or 4M
> > >> entries (which is the current max size).
> > > Is there a setting on the command line to raise this size? This would be
> > great to check out if one can also do the opposite (lower the size on 64 bit
> > JVM to make the 64 bit one also hang). Unfortunately as a Java
> programmer I
> > am not so familiar with building the JVM on Ubuntu machines (including the
> > needed IcedTea), so it's hard to me to try this out - I would not even know
> > how to start doing this or finally how to get something like a standard JDK
> > directory so you could use it as JAVA_HOME.
> >
> > Use:  -XX:MarkStackSize=4M to increase the marking stack size in a 32 bit
> run.
> >
> > > If you need a verification that your patch is working, it would be good to
> get
> > a i586 Linux tgz file with a binary, so I can do a quick check on the Jenkins
> > server that found the bug. Otherwise we would need to wait until a new
> > build appears on jdk8.java.net (including the fix + other fixes in
> javadoc/javac
> > tool and the class library that we reported earlier).
> > >
> > > I could also assist in setting up a Lucene build directory (as
> > > reported on the first email), to reproduce the problem with the Lucene
> > > source code (which is very easy). As said before, I have no isolated
> > > test case :(
> > >
> >
> > I just sent you email. I downloaded a zip file that contains all the jar files. I
> > don't have ant on my system so ideally I'm looking for a java command line
> to
> > tickle the crash. Can you help?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > JohnC



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