RFR(S): 8194741: Refactor oops in constant pool from CDS to use the Access API

Jiangli Zhou jiangli.zhou at Oracle.COM
Wed Jan 10 19:54:20 UTC 2018

Hi Erik,

Thanks a lot for the refactoring. I’m really glad that the G1 specific code for explicit enqueuing is no longer needed in shared code when an archived object becomes ‘in use’. 


> On Jan 10, 2018, at 6:29 AM, Erik Österlund <erik.osterlund at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> The constant pool may install resolved_references from CDS archives. This installation might happen during concurrent marking. Therefore, a new previously known graph is mounted onto the existing Java heap object graph. Naturally, this makes SATB invariants confused and therefore requires explicit enqueuing.
> This patch hooks this into the Access API. While there are different ways that this could be annotated, I chose to introduce a new decorator called IN_ARCHIVE_ROOT, which similar to IN_CONCURRENT_ROOT denotes a kind of special root that needs to be handled differently. In the G1 case, it results in a SATB enqueue when it is loaded. This approach made me scratch my head less than various other ideas I had.
> Webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~eosterlund/8194741/webrev.00/
> Bug:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8194741
> /Erik

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