[10] RFR(S): 8190797: OSR compilation fails with "assert(__the_thread__->can_call_java()) failed: can not load classes with compiler thread"

Tobias Hartmann tobias.hartmann at oracle.com
Wed Nov 8 07:58:21 UTC 2017

Hi Vladimir,

thanks for the review!

Best regards,

On 07.11.2017 19:56, Vladimir Kozlov wrote:
> Looks good.
> Thanks,
> Vladimir
> On 11/7/17 4:04 AM, Tobias Hartmann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> please review the following patch:
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8190797
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~thartmann/8190797/webrev.00/
>> When oop map creation fails, we try to throw a LinkageError to propagate the error message. If this happens in the
>> compiler thread (for example, during OSR compilation), we fail because a compiler thread cannot initialize an exception
>> object.
>> I've fixed this by bailing out with a meaningful message in case !Thread::can_call_java(). Please note that even if we
>> are able to instantiate an exception, we will still fail with ShouldNotReachHere because compute_map(TRAPS) is called
>> with CATCH (see comments in the bug for a detailed explanation). This fix is not about changing this behavior but to
>> fail with a meaningful error message during compilation. This should only happen if something is seriously broken (for
>> example, incorrect bytecode with -noverify, see TestLinkageErrorInGenerateOopMap). In this case we would probably hit
>> other issues as well if we would continue execution.
>> Thanks,
>> Tobias

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