[9] RFR (S) 8147978: Remove Method::_method_data for C1

Chris Plummer chris.plummer at oracle.com
Fri Feb 5 02:10:08 UTC 2016

Hi David,

On 2/4/16 5:43 PM, David Holmes wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> On 4/02/2016 5:20 PM, Chris Plummer wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Please review the following for removing Method::_method_data when only
>> supporting C1 (or more specifically, when not supporting C2 or JVMCI).
> Does JVMCI exist with C1 only?
My understanding is it can exists with C2 or on its own, but currently 
is not included with C1 builds.
> The COMPILER2_OR_JVMCI conjunction makes things a bit messy. Can we 
> abstract that behind a single variable, INCLUDE_METHOD_DATA (or some 
> such) to make it cleaner?
I'll also be using COMPILER2_OR_JVMCI with another change to that 
removes some MethodCounter fields. So yes, I can add 
INCLUDE_METHOD_DATA, but then will need another INCLUDE_XXX for the 
MethodCounter fields I'll be conditionally removing.
>> This will help reduce dynamic footprint usage for the minimal VM.
>> As part of this fix, ProfileInterperter is forced to false unless C2 or
>> JVMCI is supported. This was mainly done to avoid crashes if it is
>> turned on and Method::_method_data has been excluded, but also because
>> it is not useful except to C2 or JVMCI.
> Are you saying that the information generated by ProfileInterpreter is 
> only used by C2 and JVMCI? If that is case it should really have been 
> a C2 only flag.
That is my understanding. Coleen confirmed it for me. I believe she got 
her info from the compiler team. BTW, we need a mechanism to make these 
conditionally unsupported flags a constant value when they are not 
supported. It would help deadstrip code.
> If ProfileInterpreter is forced to false then shouldn't you also be 
> checking TraceProfileInterpreter and PrintMethodData use as well
Yes, I can add those.


> Thanks,
> David
>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~cjplummer/8147978/webrev.02/
>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8147978
>> Test with JPRT -testset hotspot.
>> thanks,
>> Chris

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