[9] RFR(S): 8086068: VM crashes with "-Xint -XX:+UseCompiler" options

Tobias Hartmann tobias.hartmann at oracle.com
Wed Apr 20 14:22:23 UTC 2016

Hi Zoltan,

On 20.04.2016 16:02, Zoltán Majó wrote:
> There are some other flags that are set to 'false' with -Xint (UseLoopCounter, AlwaysCompileLoopMethods, and UseOnStackReplacement). Do you know if re-enabling any of those causes problems?

I checked and combining them with -Xint does not cause any problems because they are guarded by UseCompiler.

> Otherwise it looks good to me.

Thanks for the review!

Best regards,

> Best regards,
> Zoltan
> On 04/20/2016 03:46 PM, Tobias Hartmann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> please review the following patch:
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8086068
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~thartmann/8086068/webrev.00/
>> The VM crashes in product or fails with an assert in debug if -Xint and -XX:+UseCompiler is set. This is because CodeCache::heap_available() relies on the fact that if Arguments::mode() == _int, no compilation will be triggered. Although UseCompiler is first disabled by -Xint, the flag may be re-enabled if set via command line.
>> The solution is to catch such an inconsistent flag combination, issue a warning and reset the flag.
>> Tested with regression test and RBT (running).
>> Thanks,
>> Tobias

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