6423256: marking stacks should use a chunked data structure

Scott Marlow scott.marlow.opensource at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 20:34:52 PST 2008

John Coomes wrote:
> Scott Marlow (scott.marlow.opensource at gmail.com) wrote:
>> Is anyone working on this bug yet?  From the bug report 
>> http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6423256, it sounds 
>> like someone started the work already.  I would like to help with the 
>> issue (either testing a proposed fix or submitting one).
> Hi Scott,
> Glad you want to help!  One of our (former) colleagues implemented
> growable stacks just before he moved on to another group at Sun.  I'm
> now the guardian of his changes.  I haven't looked at it in detail,
> but I believe the code is complete and has had some testing.
> Certainly more would be in order.
> I'll post a webrev in a day or two.  If you're willing you can review
> it and/or take the patch, build it and do some testing.
> -John


I just got the build to work successfully on my Windows machine (with 
some help from build-dev at openjdk.java.net).  I should be able to review 
the change and apply the patch (for testing) when your ready. 


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