RFR: JDK-8141530: Remove G1RecordHRRSOops and G1RecordHRRSEvents

Bengt Rutisson bengt.rutisson at oracle.com
Thu Nov 5 12:14:22 UTC 2015

Hi everyone,

Could I have a couple of reviews for this change to remove some unused 
debugging code?



 From the bug report:

The two develop flags G1RecordHRRSOops and G1RecordHRRSEvents seem to 
have been added to record information about remembered set management 
that could be useful for debugging.

The information they record is never printed. 
(HeapRegionRemSet::print_recorded() is never called in the code). Thus 
the only use case must be to call the print method from a debugging 
session, such as for example in gdb.

When I call HeapRegionRemSet::print_recorded() from gdb I get a SIGSEGV. 
Same if I add a call to it from the end of a GC. See the partial hs_err 
file below.

Since this is broken debugging code that uses logging I think it is 
better to remove it than to try to fix it and update it to use the 
unified logging framework.

# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
# SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007ffff6461f3e, pid=9436, tid=9495
# JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (9.0) (build 
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 
(1.9.0-internal-fastdebug-brutisso_2015_10_30_09_20-b00, mixed mode, 
tiered, compressed oops, g1 gc, linux-amd64)
# Problematic frame:
# V [libjvm.so+0xa8cf3e] HeapRegionRemSet::print_recorded()+0x13e
# Core dump will be written. Default location: Core dumps may be 
processed with "/usr/share/apport/apport %p %s %c %P" (or dumping to 
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
# http://bugreport.java.com/bugreport/crash.jsp

--------------- S U M M A R Y ------------

Command Line: -Xmx128m -XX:+UseG1GC -XX:+G1RecordHRRSOops 
-XX:+G1RecordHRRSEvents -XX:+G1TraceHeapRegionRememberedSet TestGCOld 50 
1 20 10 10000

Host: sthws37, Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2665 0 @ 2.40GHz, 32 cores, 31G, 
Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
Time: Thu Nov 5 12:53:47 2015 CET elapsed time: 81 seconds (0d 0h 1m 21s)

--------------- T H R E A D ---------------

Current thread (0x00007ffff02c8000): VMThread [stack: 
0x00007fff00200000,0x00007fff00301000] [id=9495]

Stack: [0x00007fff00200000,0x00007fff00301000], sp=0x00007fff002ff840, 
free space=1022k
Native frames: (J=compiled Java code, j=interpreted, Vv=VM code, 
C=native code)
V [libjvm.so+0xa8cf3e] HeapRegionRemSet::print_recorded()+0x13e
V [libjvm.so+0x974c5d] 
V [libjvm.so+0x125c09a] VM_G1IncCollectionPause::doit()+0xca
V [libjvm.so+0x125a455] VM_Operation::evaluate()+0xa5
V [libjvm.so+0x1257be4] VMThread::evaluate_operation(VM_Operation*)+0x154
V [libjvm.so+0x1258513] VMThread::loop()+0x4c3
V [libjvm.so+0x125874b] VMThread::run()+0xbb
V [libjvm.so+0xf5049a] java_start(Thread*)+0xca

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