RFR (S): 8020155: PSR:PERF G1 not collecting old regions when humongous allocations interfer

Bengt Rutisson bengt.rutisson at oracle.com
Thu Jul 11 14:16:38 UTC 2013

On 7/11/13 4:10 PM, Thomas Schatzl wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, 2013-07-11 at 15:27 +0200, Bengt Rutisson wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Could I get a couple of reviews for this small change?
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~brutisso/8020155/webrev.00/
>> When the marking phase finishes we signal that we should start doing
>> mixed collections by setting _last_young_gc=true. The next GC will be a
>> normal young GC but after that we will start doing mixed GCs.
>> G1CollectorPolicy::need_to_start_conc_mark() will return false if a
>> marking cycle is already in progress or if we are doing mixed GCs. But
>> it did not check the intermediate state represented by _last_young_gc.
>> Instead this was explicitly checked by
>> G1CollectorPolicy::record_collection_pause_end() for young GCs. However,
>> need_to_start_conc_mark() is also used by humongous object allocations
>> in two places. So, if a humongous allocation happens after marking has
>> finished but before the following young GC has happened, we might
>> trigger a new marking cycle and skip the mixed GCs.
>> The fix is to move the check of _last_young_gc in to
>> need_to_start_conc_mark() to make sure that we don't skip mixed GCs.
> Looks good.

Thanks, Thomas!


> Thomas

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