RFR(L): 8195097: Make it possible to process StringTable outside safepoint

Robbin Ehn robbin.ehn at oracle.com
Tue May 29 09:13:27 UTC 2018


For reference here is the ZGC patch:

I removed two methods I had left in for an older ZGC patch and fixed some minors 
in stringTable.hpp.
Inc: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~rehn/8195097/v1/inc/webrev/


On 05/28/2018 03:19 PM, Robbin Ehn wrote:
> Hi all, please review.
> This implements the StringTable with the ConcurrentHashtable for managing the
> strings using oopStorage for backing the actual oops via WeakHandles.
> The unlinking and freeing of hashtable nodes is moved outside the safepoint,
> which means GC only needs to walk the oopStorage, either concurrently or in a
> safepoint. Walking oopStorage is also faster so there is a good effect on all
> safepoints visiting the oops.
> The unlinking and freeing happens during inserts when dead weak oops are
> encountered in that bucket. In any normal workload the stringtable self-cleans
> without needing any additional cleaning. Cleaning/unlinking can also be done
> concurrently via the ServiceThread, it is started when we have a high ‘dead
> factor’. E.g. application have a lot of interned string removes the references
> and never interns again. The ServiceThread also concurrently grows the table if
> ‘load factor’ is high. Both the cleaning and growing take care to not prolonging
> time to safepoint, at the cost of some speed.
> Kitchensink24h, multiple tier1-5 with no issue that I can relate to this
> changeset, various benchmark such as JMH, specJBB2015.
> Issue: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8195097
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~rehn/8195097/v0/webrev/
> Thanks, Robbin

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