RFR (S) 7014552: gc/lock/jni/jnilockXXX works too slow on 1-processor machine

Erik Helin erik.helin at oracle.com
Tue Mar 26 03:14:31 PDT 2013


Mikael,

the change looks good!

Thanks,
Erik

On 03/21/2013 05:24 PM, Mikael Gerdin wrote:
> Hi
>
> Please review the following change:
>
> When running a stress test that is repeatedly blocking GC from
> triggering through the normal path we may get stuck in the allocation
> path and stay in the allocation loop forever.
>
> In this case the problem seems to be that if some threads are repeatedly
> entering and leaving JNI critical regions and thereby stressing the
> GC_Locker an allocating thread may get stuck in the allocation loop and
> never realize that the pending allocation is impossible due to heap usage.
>
> My suggested fix is to limit the amount of times we try to start GCs and
> then simply give up and return NULL and fail the allocation, thereby
> causing the caller to throw an OOME.
>
> Note that every time the counter is incremented because we return from
> GC_Locker::stall_until_clear() the thread unlocking the GC_Locker has
> actually triggered a GC. So we're not giving up without a fight.
>
> Public bug: http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=7014552
> JIRA:       https://jbs.oracle.com/bugs/browse/JDK-7014552
> Webrev:     http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mgerdin/7014552/webrev.0/
>
> Thanks
> /Mikael



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