review(XXS): 7159766: Tiered compilation causes performance regressions

Igor Veresov igor.veresov at
Fri Apr 6 21:12:23 PDT 2012

I think it's could be mostly a GC problem :) Namely it could because the lack of scalability of the code cache traversal. But I can't say for sure, I didn't really have a chance to analyze the benchmark in question. But I imagine it can have a huge number of nmethods, >=45k.. 


On Friday, April 6, 2012 at 6:42 PM, Srinivas Ramakrishna wrote:

> Hi Igor, were the anomalies only wrt start-up, or were they also in longer run performance numbers? The bug's not yet visible on (, but I guess I can get the info later when the bug shows up there.
> thanks!
> -- ramki
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM, Igor Veresov <igor.veresov at (mailto:igor.veresov at> wrote:
> > It's been decided to turn tiered compilation off by default in 7u4 because of the performance anomalies with Oracle FMW. 
> > 
> > Webrev: (
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > igor
> > 

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