RFR (S): 8211388: Make OtherRegionsTable independent of the region it is for

Stefan Johansson stefan.johansson at oracle.com
Wed Oct 3 10:37:40 UTC 2018

On 2018-10-02 17:58, Thomas Schatzl wrote:
> Hi,
>    the OtherRegionsTable is a set of a set of cards that comprises the
> remembered set.
> It stores the HeapRegion it collects cards for to do filtering in the
> FromCardCache. The set of cards should not have knowledge about what
> region it is for, from an abstraction POV it should just be a dumb
> container of cards.
> Move out the HeapRegion id from OtherRegionsTable (the "set of cards")
> into the enclosing HeapRegionRememberedSet (managing set of cards),
> separating the FCC functionality from the raw data storage.
> This will make code that assigns a HeapRegionRememberedSet to multiple
> regions in the future a bit simpler too.
> CR:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8211388
> Webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~tschatzl/8211388/webrev/

Nice cleanup Thomas, I agree that the old abstraction was a bit 
confusing and I've been looking a doing a similar cleanup myself.

Thanks for fixing,

> Testing:
> hs-tier1-3
> Thanks,
>    Thomas

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