RFR(s): 8025279 metaspace/flags/maxMetaspaceSize throws OOM: out of Compressed Klass space

Mikael Gerdin mikael.gerdin at oracle.com
Thu Sep 26 01:21:25 PDT 2013


thanks for looking at this!
I've replied to your question inline.

On 09/26/2013 10:03 AM, Jesper Wilhelmsson wrote:
> Mikael,
> The metaspace is not my domain so I may be wrong here, but there are two
> more place where there is a similar check as the ones you have protected
> with using_class_space() in your change.
> In Metaspace::get_space_list() and Metaspace::get_chunk_manager(). I
> believe that at least the check in get_space_list could use a similar
> check. The class_space_list is not initialized if !use_class_space(),
> right?

You are correct in that the class_space_list is not initialized in that 
Several callers of get_space_list and get_chunk_manager depend on those 
functions returning NULL for ClassType when there is no compressed class 

The pattern mostly used to get the amount of memory used, see for 
example the call chain for getting the number of committed bytes:

size_t MetaspaceAux::committed_bytes() {
   return committed_bytes(Metaspace::ClassType) +
size_t MetaspaceAux::committed_bytes(Metaspace::MetadataType mdtype) {
   VirtualSpaceList* list = Metaspace::get_space_list(mdtype);
   return list == NULL ? 0 : list->committed_bytes();

If I change get_space_list and get_chunk_manager I'll need to change 
this pattern all over the place.

Additionally, the reason I named the new function 
"is_class_space_allocation" is that I wanted to it to answer the 
question "if I were to allocate memory of this type, would it go to the 
compressed class space?".
The accessors for SpaceManager and ChunkManager are used in a context 
where the callers have more knowledge of the underlying details and I 
don't think they should hide the fact that there may not be a compressed 
class space.


> /Jesper
> Mikael Gerdin skrev 26/9/13 9:26 AM:
>> Hi
>> Please review this small fix for throwing OutOfMermoryError with the
>> correct
>> cause string when failing to allocate a Klass.
>> The code incorrectly sets the cause string to "Compressed class space"
>> if the
>> allocation type is ClassType even if the VM is configured to not use a
>> separate
>> compressed class space.
>> The fix adds a helper function to determine if a MetadataType would be
>> allocated
>> in the compressed class space or not and uses that to figure out what
>> string to
>> send and which OOME to throw.
>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mgerdin/8025279/webrev.0
>> Bug link: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8025279

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