RFR: 8132306: java/lang/ref/ReferenceEnqueue.java fails with "RuntimeException: Error: poll() returned null; expected ref object"

Kim Barrett kim.barrett at oracle.com
Thu Jul 30 22:56:25 UTC 2015

On Jul 30, 2015, at 5:33 PM, David Holmes <david.holmes at oracle.com> wrote:
>> So I think I can either:
>> 1. Go ahead with my change + Peter's change.
>> 2. Give this back to core-libs while I step carefully away :-)
>> I *think* option (1) is at least an improvement.  But I completely
>> missed Peter's race, despite having specifically looked for problems
>> there, so take my opinion with an appropriate quantity of salt.
> I vote for 1 as well. I think we have now given good coverage to the two sources of problems (the two lock-free regions):
> - reference queue state can be seen while queue state is in transition
> - queue empty state can be seen while reference state is in transition

New webrev, with both changes:


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