very slow perm gen verification

Y. Srinivas Ramakrishna y.s.ramakrishna at
Thu May 12 19:14:26 UTC 2011

Correction. My fix applied to any non-young generation.
I should has said "non-young gen" instead if "perm gen"
below. Do you see the issue only with the perm gen?

-- ramki

On 5/12/2011 11:49 AM, Y. Srinivas Ramakrishna wrote:
> With the framework collectors there was a badness that
> would cause O(n^2) in the size of the perm gen in the phase
> that checks that clean cards do not have cross-generational
> pointers. I fixed it a few weeks ago so it is now O(n) -- i can dig up the
> CR if you can't find it. Are you seeing this with a specific
> collector or all?
> -- ramki
> On 5/12/2011 10:33 AM, John Coomes wrote:
>> John Coomes (John.Coomes at wrote:
>>> When running some nsk tests, I saw several timeouts which appear to be
>>> due to very slow verification of the perm gen (i.e., 10+ minutes to
>>> verify a 64MB perm gen (par scavenge)), which is done as the jvm is
>>> exiting. Happens frequently, but not every time; and w/my changes as
>>> well as w/jdk7-b141.
>>> I vaguely recall some discussion of this a few months ago, but can't
>>> find any record of it :-(. Sound familiar to anyone?
>> In case it's not obvious to some, the verification is done only in
>> non-product builds.
>> -John

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