RFR (XS): 8201365: Remove G1Policy::should_process_references()

Thomas Schatzl thomas.schatzl at oracle.com
Tue Apr 10 14:06:12 UTC 2018


On Tue, 2018-04-10 at 15:31 +0200, Aleksey Shipilev wrote:
> On 04/10/2018 02:26 PM, Thomas Schatzl wrote:
> > CR:
> > https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8201365
> > Webrev:
> > http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~tschatzl/8201365/webrev/
> Patch looks good.
> But, don't you actually want to control refprocessing, especially
> when pause times are concerned?

  the removed code does not control reference processing at all, it
simply always enables it; this is some renmant of some removed closed
code. The change is simple enough to be added again if somebody wants
to experiment with that.

Regarding pause times, in the future all but the parts that actually
copy data (finalizers) for global reference processing could be done
concurrently too.

Maybe at some point in the future finalizers will be removed (they are
deprecated already), so that issue may go away.

Only clearing out referent fields may be predictable enough for the
reference processing after young gcs (or moving it to some concurrent
phase too).


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