[8u40] RFR: 8064556: G1: ParallelGCThreads=0 may cause assert(!MetadataOnStackMark::has_buffer_for_thread(Thread::current())) failed: Should be empty

Thomas Schatzl thomas.schatzl at oracle.com
Tue Nov 11 15:45:55 UTC 2014


On Tue, 2014-11-11 at 13:58 +0100, Stefan Karlsson wrote:
> Hi all,
> Please review this patch to weaken the failing assert:
>   http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~stefank/8064556/webrev.01
>   https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8064556
> The asserts in pre_work_verification and post_work_verification were put 
> in place to make sure that the worker threads entered and exited with 
> clean slates. However, in JDK 8 this code path can be taken by the 
> VMThread, which will have registered Metadata when running the 
> MetadataOnStackMark constructor in the unloading phase of 
> ConcurrentMark::weakRefsWork. This is different from JDK 9, which always 
> use worker threads to execute this path.
> The patch has been verified with the failing test that found this issue.

  looks good.


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