RFR: 8210511: TestSingleWriterSynchronizer can deadlock
kim.barrett at oracle.com
Mon Sep 10 21:53:34 UTC 2018
> On Sep 10, 2018, at 3:17 PM, Erik Österlund <erik.osterlund at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi Kim
> Looks good.
> On 2018-09-08 00:47, Kim Barrett wrote:
>> Please review this fix of a possible hang by the gtest for
>> SingleWriterSynchronizer. The test threads run (without safepoint
>> checks) until the driver thread signals them to stop. If the driver
>> thread blocks waiting for a safepoint in os::sleep, that signal will
>> never be made.
>> The fix being made is to add safepoint checks to the test threads,
>> avoiding that deadlock.
>> The readers are also changed to report the number of changed values
>> they detected, demonstrating that we're actually testing something.
>> The time to run the test was reduced from 3sec to 1sec, in the
>> interest of saving a few watts in the test farm.
>> Ran test locally, both in final form and with 100sec runtime.
>> mach5 tier1.
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