Request for review (s) - 7119584

Vitaly Davidovich vitalyd at
Fri Dec 9 21:01:44 UTC 2011

Ok sounds like storestore is sufficient given your explanation - you don't
care whether the task is immediately visible to gc threads after it's
enqueued, you just want to make sure that once it is visible (might be
delayed due to store bufferring) that all fields are consistent.

I'm obviously not on the hotspot dev team (just a curious bystander :)) but
perhaps you can change the code comment to indicate that you want ordered
writes but not necessarily immediately global visibility.

Thanks for the explanation,

On Dec 9, 2011 3:49 PM, "Jon Masamitsu" <jon.masamitsu at> wrote:

> Vitaly,
> This is what happens.
> 1) create the barrier task
> 2) enqueue the barrier task to a list of tasks
> 3) make the tasks visible to the GC workers by added them to
> queue from which workers take tasks
> At 3) a GC worker can take and execute the barrier task.
> I want all the fields in the barrier task to be in main memory
> and thus visible to the GC worker task when it starts to
> execute the barrier task.  So by the time 3) happens
> (tasks are visible in the queue for the GC workers to
> take) the stores at 1) to be visible so that when the GC
> worker reads the barrier task, it is getting all the right
> values.
> I think that's what the storestore does for me.   Do I
> need something stronger?  And thank you for thinking
> about this for me.
> Jon
> On 12/9/2011 9:48 AM, Vitaly Davidovich wrote:
>> Hi Jon,
>> Are you sure your comment for the OrderAccess::storestore() matches this
>> barrier? Your comment mentions that you want global visibility but does
>> this need immediate visibility or you just want order for when it does
>> become visible? StoreStore is just the latter, but maybe that's what you
>> meant.
>> Regards,
>> Vitaly
>> On Dec 9, 2011 12:15 PM, "Jon Masamitsu"<jon.masamitsu@**<jon.masamitsu at>>
>>  wrote:
>>  7119584: UseParallelGC barrier task can be overwritten.
>>> Just a few changed lines.  The comments around the changes
>>> give an explanation in context so are a better explanation than
>>> I can summarize here.
>>> <http:**//**7119584/webrev.00/<>
>>> >
>>> Thanks.
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