RFR: 8257774: G1: Trigger collect when free region count drops below threshold to prevent evacuation failures [v10]

Aditya Mandaleeka adityam at openjdk.java.net
Thu Jun 3 07:03:40 UTC 2021

On Wed, 2 Jun 2021 19:48:07 GMT, Aditya Mandaleeka <adityam at openjdk.org> wrote:

>> _This PR picks up from [this previous PR](https://github.com/openjdk/jdk/pull/1650) by @charliegracie._
>> I won't repeat the full description from the prior PR, but the general idea is to add the notion of a "proactive GC" to G1 which gets triggered in the slow allocation path if the number of free regions drops below the amount that would be required to complete a GC if it happened at that moment. The threshold is based on the survival rates from eden and survivor spaces along with the space required for tenured space evacuations.
>> There are a couple of outstanding issues/questions known:
>> - [Update: This has been resolved] _Interaction with GCLocker_: In the case where we determine that a proactive GC is required and GC locker is active, we don't allow the young gen to expand (instead threads will stall). @tschatzl raised this and suggested that it should be discussed as part of the review.
>> - [Update: This has been resolved] _Disable proactive GC heuristic during initialization_: I ran into an issue in testing where code in the universe initialization codepath was tripping the proactive GC heuristic, leading to a GC being triggered before the VM has finished initialization. I need to find a good way to prevent this from happening. There may already be a mechanism for this, but I couldn't find one so I added a temporary placeholder (`zzinit_complete`) just to unblock testing.
> Aditya Mandaleeka has updated the pull request incrementally with one additional commit since the last revision:
>   Revert test change and instead disable preventive GC for evac failure cases.

The three CI failures appear unrelated to this PR: the macOS x64 run failed to download the boot JDK, macOS arm64 didn't even get as far as checking out the source (?), and the Windows arm64 one failed with a linker error trying to open libcpmt.lib.


PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/3143

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