RFR (S): 8165859: gcTaskThread is missing volatile qualifier and barriers for _time_stamps

Erik Österlund erik.osterlund at oracle.com
Tue Sep 20 08:36:58 UTC 2016

Hi Kim,

Thanks for the review!


On 2016-09-19 19:50, Kim Barrett wrote:
>> On Sep 19, 2016, at 7:35 AM, Erik Österlund <erik.osterlund at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This bug is a split out of the larger JDK-8033552 for adding volatile qualifiers to lock-free code.
>> The motivation is to make our implementation more robust since these kind of issues have struck us a few times too many already.
>> CR: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8165859
>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~eosterlund/8165859/webrev.00/
>> This specific CR handles the lack of volatile qualifiers for the _time_stamps field, and relatedly the lack of acquire barriers when accessing it.
>> Hopefully, the addition of load acquire and volatile should make this a bit more robust.
>> Testing: JPRT
>> I will need a sponsor to push this.
>> Thanks,
>> /Erik
> Looks good.

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