RFR: 8073464 - GC workers do not have thread names

charlie hunt charlie.hunt at oracle.com
Fri Feb 20 13:50:41 UTC 2015

Nice to see this implemented!

A next enhancement I would really like to see implemented is a JVMTI 
event that makes available all JVM internal thread names. That would 
enable us to see internal JVM thread names in profilers like Studio 

I realize the JVMTI events fall under a different area than GC. But, 
thought the enhancement was worth mentioning given this change.



On 02/20/2015 07:39 AM, David Lindholm wrote:
> Hi,
> Please review this small fix in GangWorker:initialize(). This addition 
> sets the native thread names of GangWorker threads, which the GC uses 
> for worker threads. Now these names will be visible when debugging in 
> GDB.
> Webrev: 
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~stefank/0thers/david/8073464/webrev.00/
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8073464
> Thanks,
> David

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