review request for 7130319: C2: running with -XX:+PrintOptoAssembly crashes the VM with assert(false) failed: bad tag in log

David Holmes david.holmes at
Mon Jan 23 19:01:08 PST 2012

Looks good to me.


On 24/01/2012 5:25 AM, Dean Long wrote:
> The problem is that the VM thread is trying to exit while another
> thread is writing to the XML log. The VM thread also wants to write
> to the log, but notices the tag stack doesn't match up. A similar
> problem came up before (6295565) and the solution was to relax the
> assertion if we were shutting down through JNI DestroyJavaVM. The
> above change follows that pattern and also allows shutdown
> through JVM_Halt.
> More details thanks to David Holmes:
> "To be clear the VMThread is writing to the log (actually closing it) as
> part of exit_globals() while executing VM_Exit::doit. This happens after
> it calls set_vm_exited() so we add that as a guard against doing the
> assertion. The problem arises because the CompilerThread was in the
> middle of some writing (as part of PrintOptoAssembly) when it entered
> the safepoint that allows the VM to exit."
> dl

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