8196989: Revamp G1 JMX MemoryPool and GarbageCollector MXBean definitions

Hohensee, Paul hohensee at amazon.com
Thu Oct 11 22:45:16 UTC 2018

Any takers? :)

From: serviceability-dev <serviceability-dev-bounces at openjdk.java.net> on behalf of "Hohensee, Paul" <hohensee at amazon.com>
Date: Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:50 PM
To: "hotspot-gc-dev at openjdk.java.net" <hotspot-gc-dev at openjdk.java.net>, "serviceability-dev at openjdk.java.net" <serviceability-dev at openjdk.java.net>
Subject: RFR: 8196989: Revamp G1 JMX MemoryPool and GarbageCollector MXBean definitions

Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8196989
CSR: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8196991
Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~phh/8196989/webrev.02/

As requested, I split the jstat counter update off from the MXBean update. This is the MXBean update. The jstat counter RFE is https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8210965 and its CSR is https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8210966.

The MXBean CSR is in draft state, I’d greatly appreciate review and sign-off.

It’s been suggested that we add another pool to represent the free region set, but doing so would be incompatible with existing MXBean use invariants for all GCs. These are:

  1.  The sum of the pools’ MemoryUsage.max properties is the total reserved heap size.
  2.  The sum of the pools’ MemoryUsage.committed properties is the total committed size.
  3.  The sum of the pools’ MemoryUsage.used properties is the total size of the memory containing objects, live and dead-and-yet-to-be-collected, as the case might be, plus intentional gaps between them.
  4.  The total free space is (sum of the max properties – sum of the used properties).
  5.  The total uncommitted space is (sum of the max properties – sum of the committed properties).
  6.  The total committed free space is (2) – (3).

To keep invariants 1, 2 and 3, the free region pool’s “max” property should be “undefined” (i.e., -1). The intuitive, to me, “used” property value would be the total free space, but that would violate invariant 4 above. Defining the “committed” property as the total committed free space would violate invariants 2 and 6.

The patch passes the submit repo, hotspot tier1, and, separately, the serviceability, jfr, and gc jtreg tests. I’m uncertain how to construct a test that checks for valid MXBean content: the existing tests don’t. Any such test will be fragile due to possible future Hotspot changes that affect the values, and to run-to-run variability. I’ve done by-hand comparisons between the old and new MXBean content using the SwingSet2 demo, including using App CDS, and the numbers look reasonable.

The guts of the change are in G1MonitoringSupport::recalculate_sizes, initialize_serviceability, memory_managers, memory_pools, and G1MonitoringScope. I also defined TraceConcMemoryManagerStats to track the concurrent cycle in a way analogous to TraceCMSMemoryManagerStats. The changes to the includes in g1FullGCOopClosures.inline.hpp and g1HeapVerifier.cpp are to satisfy compiler complaints. I changed the 3rd argument to the G1MonitoringScope constructor to a mixed_gc flag, and use accessor methods instead of direct field accesses when accessor methods exist. I believe I’ve minimized the latter. I updated the copyright date to 2018 in memoryService.hpp because I neglected to do so in my previous G1 MXBean patch.



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