RFR(S): 8040803: G1: Concurrent mark hangs when mark stack overflows

Per Liden per.liden at oracle.com
Mon May 5 13:27:27 UTC 2014

Hi Bengt,

On 05/02/2014 10:33 AM, Bengt Rutisson wrote:
> Hi Per,
> On 2014-04-30 15:04, Per Liden wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Could I please have a couple of reviews in this bug fix:
>> Summary: G1's concurrent marking can potentially hang forever if the
>> global mark stack overflows and immediately after that a Full GC
>> happens, which tries to abort the marking. The reason is that there's
>> a race between detecting the overflow situation and detecting the
>> abort signal. Threads detecting the overflow situation first will go
>> into the overflow protocol and wait on a barrier for all threads to
>> reach this state. However, threads detecting the abort signal first
>> will terminate and never participate in the barrier.
>> This patch introduces an abort state and function on the
>> WorkGangBarrierSync class, to unblock any threads waiting for the
>> barrier to complete when the concurrent mark is aborted.
>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8040803
>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~pliden/8040803/webrev.0/
> The change looks good.

Thanks for looking at the patch Bengt.

> One minor improvement would be to try to use an early exit in
> ConcurrentMark::enter_first_sync_barrier() when the barrier fails.

Here's an updated webrev with early exit:



> Thanks,
> Bengt
>> /Per

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