Unexplained long stop the world pauses during concurrent marking step in G1 Collector

Srinivas Ramakrishna ysr1729 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 00:56:25 UTC 2014


Does this happen at each concurrent marking phase, or only at some?
If you can reproduce the problem under controlled conditions, you might
consider starting by
collecting a few native stack traces (pstack) in quick succession during
the marking phase
(if you react fast enough! -- I'd suggest running pstack in a loop next to
the JVM when heap
occupancy approaches 65%, and you can look at the ones corresponding to the
pause during
the marking phase.)

-- ramki


On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 8:11 AM, Krishnamurthy, Kannan <
Kannan.Krishnamurthy at contractor.cengage.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> We are experiencing unexplained/unknown long pauses (8 seconds) during
> concurrent marking step of G1 collector.
>
>     2014-08-07T13:42:30.552-0400: 92183.303: [GC
> concurrent-root-region-scan-start]
>     2014-08-07T13:42:30.555-0400: 92183.305: [GC
> concurrent-root-region-scan-end, 0.0025230 secs]
>     **2014-08-07T13:42:30.555-0400: 92183.305: [GC concurrent-mark-start]**
>     **2014-08-07T13:42:39.598-0400: 92192.348: Application time: 9.0448670
> seconds**
>     2014-08-07T13:42:39.601-0400: 92192.351: Total time for which
> application threads were stopped: 0.0029740 seconds
>     2014-08-07T13:42:39.603-0400: 92192.353: [GC pause (G1 Evacuation
> Pause) (young) 92192.354: [G1Ergonomics (CSet Construction) start choosing
> CSet, _pending_cards: 7980, predicted base time: 28.19 ms, remaining time:
> 71.81 ms, target pause time: 100.00 ms
>
>
> `2014-08-07T13:42:30.555-0400: 92183.305` is when the concurrent mark
> starts, approximately after 2 seconds of this step the application starts
> to pause. However the GC logs claims the application was not paused during
> this window.
> Linux "top" shows single CPU at 100% and rest of the CPUs at 0% during the
> pause.
>
> Any help in understanding the root cause of this issue is appreciated.
>
> Our target JVMS:
>
>     java version "1.7.0_04"
>     Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_04-b20)
>     Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.0-b21, mixed mode)
>
>     java version "1.8.0_11"
>     Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_11-b12)
>     Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.11-b03, mixed mode)
>
>
> Our JVM options :
>
>     -Xms20G -Xmx20G -Xss10M -XX:PermSize=128M -XX:MaxPermSize=128M
> -XX:MarkStackSize=16M
>     -XX:+UnlockDiagnosticVMOptions -XX:+G1PrintRegionLivenessInfo
> -XX:+TraceGCTaskThread
>     -XX:+G1SummarizeConcMark -XX:+G1SummarizeRSetStats
> -XX:+G1TraceConcRefinement
>     -XX:+UseG1GC -XX:MaxGCPauseMillis=100
> -XX:InitiatingHeapOccupancyPercent=65
>     -XX:ParallelGCThreads=24 -verbose:gc -XX:+PrintGC -XX:+PrintGCDetails
>     -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps -XX:+PrintAdaptiveSizePolicy
> -XX:+PrintTenuringDistribution
>     -XX:+PrintGCApplicationStoppedTime
> -XX:+PrintGCApplicationConcurrentTime
>     -Xloggc:/common/logs/ocean-partition-gc.log
>
>
> Thanks and regards,
> Kannan
>
>
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