8178095: Add GC stress test TestSystemGC

Dmitry Fazunenko dmitry.fazunenko at oracle.com
Wed Apr 5 08:43:15 UTC 2017

Hi Erik,

Overall the fix looks good to me.
Some minor questions/comments:

1. Have you tested your code with -XX:-UseCompressedOpps ?
     (you create a lot of objects and limit the heap by 512m)

2. Would you mind renaming TestSystemGC to SystemGCTest or similar. Just 
to distinguish jtreg tests from libraries.

3. Adding a couple of sentences explaining the idea of TestSystemGC 
would help.

4. You run the same method twice:

     public static void main(String[] args) {

Is it intentionally? If yes, would you add a small comment to the second 
run (to avoid possible confusion)

5. Optional: you can move the sleep() method from ThreadUtils  to 
TestSystemGC (to reduce the number of classes)


On 05.04.2017 10:14, Erik Helin wrote:
> Hi all,
> this patch adds a small stress test called TestSystemGC. The test
> stresses a full GC implementation by allocating objects of different
> life times while concurrently calling System.gc() repeatedly.
> Enhancement:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8178095
> Patch:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ehelin/8178095/00/
> Testing:
> - make run-test TEST=hotspot/test/gc/stress/systemgc
> Thanks,
> Erik

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