RFR(XS): 8152185: ReferencePendingListLocker incorrectly assumes that the lock is never taken recursively

Stefan Johansson stefan.johansson at oracle.com
Fri Mar 18 14:53:00 UTC 2016

On 2016-03-18 15:29, Per Liden wrote:
> Summary: The ReferencePendingListLocker asserts that the pending list 
> lock is never taken recursively. This is incorrect, as it can be taken 
> by a GC operation initiated by the ReferenceHandler thread, which 
> might already own the lock. The asserts were added as part of 
> JDK-8151601 in an attempt to strengthen the code, but they are 
> incorrect and should be removed.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8152185
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~pliden/8152185/webrev.0/
Looks good,
> thanks,
> Per

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