RFR: 8244684: G1 abuses StarTask to also include partial objarray scan tasks

Thomas Schatzl thomas.schatzl at oracle.com
Tue May 12 09:44:25 UTC 2020


On 11.05.20 20:11, Kim Barrett wrote:
> Please review this cleanup of the parallel task queue usage by G1 non-full
> collections.  It currently uses queues with StarTask elements, except not
> really.  The oop* case is extended via an additional tag to also cover
> partial array scanning tasks.  This is accomplished by casting between oop
> and oop* and using misaligned oop* values.
> A pair of new classes is added to address this.  PartialArrayScanTask wraps
> the source oop for a partial array scan.  ScannerTask is a discriminated
> union of oop*, narrowOop*, and PartialArrayScan, using a 2bit low tag in the
> relevant pointers.  This provides an easier to understand and safer API,
> without any performance cost.
> This change also updates related nomenclature; there were a lot of places
> using "ref" / "reference" for these extended StarTasks, which isn't really
> appropriate for the partial array tasks.  So we now use "task" consistently.
> Followup RFEs should look at making a similar change to ParallelGC, which
> does the same sort of thing.  And now that the support for this new task


> type is in a shared place (rather than two private variants in G1 and
> ParallelGC non-full collection classes) it might be worthwhile changing
> other places to use ScannerTask queues rather than separate queues for
> StarTasks and ObjArrayTasks.
> CR:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8244684
> Webrev:
> https://cr.openjdk.java.net/~kbarrett/8244684/open.00/
> Testing:
> mach5 tier1-5

Did you do any performance testing? Not that I expect a difference...

Looks good.


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