How to run specific part of the SerialGC in a new thread?

Thomas Schatzl thomas.schatzl at oracle.com
Wed Jun 24 11:46:37 UTC 2020


Hi,

On 24.06.20 11:42, Ofir Gordon wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm trying to run a specific procedure within the SerialGC in a
> separate thread, i.e. replace the call for the procedure with a creation of
> a new thread that will run the entire procedure and then return to the main
> thread and continue (the main thread should wait to the splitted thread).
> 
> What is the correct way to do it? Is there any threads mechanism that the
> vm uses in order to split tasks to new threads?
> I tried to simply use the pthread library, but when I add calls to pthread
> methods (like pthread_create) the compilation fails (with segfault..)
> 
> I'll appreciate your help,
> Thanks,
> Ofir
> 

   probably the simplest way is to add a WorkGang with one thread and 
use the run_task() method.

There are a lot of uses of it in the code.

   Thomas


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