review request 7140866: assert(covered) failed: Card for end of new region not committed

Srinivas Ramakrishna ysr1729 at
Tue Feb 14 16:30:17 PST 2012

Looks good to me.

-- ramki (openjdk: ysr)

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 2:09 PM, Dean Long <dean.long at> wrote:

> The problem happens when trying to use a shared archive.  If for some
> reason mapping the shared file fails,
> we call
>    _rs->resize_covered_region(**MemRegion(shared_bottom, shared_bottom));
> to undo the earlier call to
>    _rs->resize_covered_region(**MemRegion(readonly_bottom,
> readwrite_end));
> Unfortunately the resize code is not prepared to deal with a zero-sized
> region so an assert fails.
> Rather than touch the resize code, this fix changes the caller to only
> call resize_covered_region()
> once after the shared file is mapped.
> Tested fix on a particular linux arm platform where the mmap fails 100% of
> the time due to a different issue.
> Ran -Xshare:dump first then a few GC tests.
> dl
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