RFR: 8275056: Virtualize G1CardSet containers over heap region [v7]

Thomas Schatzl tschatzl at openjdk.java.net
Mon Nov 8 15:11:54 UTC 2021


On Thu, 28 Oct 2021 14:54:36 GMT, Thomas Schatzl <tschatzl at openjdk.org> wrote:

>> Hi all,
>> 
>> can I have reviews for this change that virtualizes `G1CardSet` "regions" over a heap region, allowing the use of multiple "`G1CardSet` card regions" across a single heap region?
>> 
>> I.e. `HeapRegionRemSet`, which is the interface to a region's card set, simply uses multiple indexes for the remembered set of a single source heap region if necessary. E.g. on a 128MB region, heap region 0's cards would be stored as (what I call) "card region" indexes 0..3 as appropriate in its `_card_set`.
>> 
>> When retrieving the values, the appropriate retransformation is done (during `HeapRegionRemSet::iterate_for_merge()`).
>> 
>> Assigning `HeapRegionRemSet` to handle all this multiplexing required some move of the `G1CardSet::iterate_for_merge` method to `HeapRegionRemSet`, which is why there are more changes than expected.
>> 
>> One change I would like to have opinions on is storing the amount of card regions per region into `G1CardSetConfiguration`, maybe it is better to put this into `HeapRegionRemSet` - but I did not want to start a `HeapRegionRemSetConfiguration` (maybe also put the cached values introduced in the `split_card` optimization there as well?).
>> 
>> This allows unlimited actual heap region size. Currently set to 512MB (what we would set ergonomically if on a 1 TB heap), but that's just a random number basically.
>> Feel free to suggest a different maximum heap region size if any. We could also keep the ergonomics use a smaller heap region size (e.g. 32M as before).
>> 
>> There is also a CSR to look at.
>> 
>> Testing: tier1-5, some perf testing on region sizes up to 512M with slight improvements in specjbb2015 with larger region sizes.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Thomas
>
> Thomas Schatzl has updated the pull request incrementally with one additional commit since the last revision:
> 
>   ayang review1

With the change for JDK-8276548 / PR#6230 now in (I merged it for your convenience), this change works now :) There has been no change in this PR, but the processing of "Full" cards has been wrong with region virtualization.

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PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/6059


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