Request for code review - JDK-8141135,Remove G1RemSet::write_ref

Kim Barrett kim.barrett at
Tue Nov 10 04:57:43 UTC 2015

On Nov 9, 2015, at 12:12 PM, Alexander Harlap <alexander.harlap at> wrote:
> Remove some unused code:
> JDK-8141135 
> Proposed change:
> Alex

The description of write_ref / par_write_ref doesn't entirely match
the implementation.

The description says "from" must be non-NULL.  However, the assertion
validating "from" and that "p" is within it explicitly checks for and
allows "from" == NULL.

There appears to only be one call site, in
UpdateRSOopClosure::do_oop_work.  That call site is preceeded by an
assertion that the region value that will be passed to par_write_ref
is non-NULL.  So I think the allowance of NULL "from" in par_write_ref
is unnecessary, and contrary to its description.

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