URGENT: Request for review: 7122222: GC log is limited to 2G for 32-bit

Tim Bell tim.bell at oracle.com
Tue Jun 4 17:30:52 PDT 2013

I am OK with the Makefile changes.

Dan - Thanks for looking after the deeper questions.


On 06/ 4/13 05:25 PM, Tao Mao wrote:
> Thank you for your explanation and a "OK", Dan.
> Tao
> On 6/4/13 5:21 PM, Daniel D. Daugherty wrote:
>> OK, based on the largefiles.pdf write-up, your use of 
>> is going to cause ostream.o to bind to various 64-bit versions of some
>> functions. Based on my very hazy memory of my days in file system code,
>> this binding is going to affect ostream.o only unless ostream.o is
>> writing to some file with the foo64() function and some other code is
>> also writing to the same file at the same time with foo(). However, 
>> if we
>> have two different functions writing to the same open file at the same
>> time, then we have bigger issues. :-)
>> I'm good with these changes now. I agree that solving the problem of
>> setting _FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 for the entire VM build doesn't have to
>> solved right now.
>> Dan
>> On 6/4/13 6:06 PM, Tao Mao wrote:
>>> Thank you for review, Dan.
>>> I'll try to answer as much as I can. Please see inline.
>>> Thanks.
>>> Tao
>>> On 6/4/13 4:35 PM, Daniel D. Daugherty wrote:
>>>> > http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~tamao/7122222/webrev.00/
>>>> Tao,
>>>> I think the lack of response to this review request is the absolutely
>>>> strange nature of these changes. And I thought I put out some weird
>>>> code reviews... :-)
>>>> make/linux/makefiles/vm.make
>>>>     Build ostream.o with _FILE_OFFSET_BITS==64 on Linux. Nothing
>>>>     obvious in this webrev about what this will mean so I took a
>>>>     look at src/share/vm/utilities/ostream.{c,h}pp and I see no
>>>>     use of _FILE_OFFSET_BITS in either of those source files.
>>>>     Must be in the source files somewhere, but I can't find any
>>>>     use of _FILE_OFFSET_BITS in the entire hotspot source base.
>>>> make/solaris/makefiles/vm.make
>>>> Build ostream.o with _FILE_OFFSET_BITS==64 on Solaris.
>>>>     OK, I looked for _FILE_OFFSET_BITS in /usr/include on my
>>>>     Solaris box. Lots of references, but nothing that helps me
>>>>     understand what you're doing here.
>>>> src/os/solaris/vm/os_solaris.inline.hpp
>>>>     The addition of _FILE_OFFSET_BITS==64 means that the
>>>>     os::readdir() function will use the safer, multi-threaded
>>>>     version of readdir_r(). Seems fine to me.
>>>> Here's what I need to know:
>>>> - what effect does _FILE_OFFSET_BITS have on building ostream.{c,h}pp?
>>> _FILE_OFFSET_BITS is set to be picked by c++ compiler.
>>> For why we need to set _FILE_OFFSET_BITS==64 in this case, please 
>>> refer to the following document
>>> This Sun White Paper 
>>> (http://unix.business.utah.edu/doc/os/solaris/misc/largefiles.pdf) 
>>> summarizes the usage of the flags on solaris (page "5-26"). And, it 
>>> should apply to Linux the same way as was agreed across platforms 
>>> (http://linuxmafia.com/faq/VALinux-kb/2gb-filesize-limit.html).
>>>> - if ostream.o has one idea about the value of _FILE_OFFSET_BITS
>>>>   what happens if another part of the VM has a different idea about
>>>>   the value of _FILE_OFFSET_BITS?
>>> _FILE_OFFSET_BITS is not set for other particular effects, but for 
>>> extending the ability to deal with large files in ostream.{c,h}pp. 
>>> So, if other files have a different idea about _FILE_OFFSET_BITS, 
>>> they can't deal with large files. No more no less.
>>>> I saw this in the post to the Runtime alias:
>>>> > Included runtime dev to see whether they have some idea to handle
>>>> > the compilation choices.
>>>> And I still have no idea what you're asking here? What compilation
>>>> choices? Are you asking about your Makefile changes? Are asking
>>>> about defining _FILE_OFFSET_BITS for the entire build instead of
>>>> just one object (ostream.o)? Are you worried that this VM is going
>>>> to have mis-matched pieces and be unstable?
>>> "Are asking about defining _FILE_OFFSET_BITS for the entire build 
>>> instead of just one object (ostream.o)?" is my main question I 
>>> originally tried to ask.
>>>> So I reviewed it, but I definitely can't approve it without more
>>>> info. I realize that you're up against the RDP2 limit, but this
>>>> change has too many open questions (for now)...
>>>> BTW, it is not at all clear whether Win32 will be able to write a 2GB+
>>>> GC log or not. The conversation below didn't help me at all.
>>> I used a jdk7 (just any) to successfully generate a log file larger 
>>> than 4GB. So, it shouldn't be a problem for Win32.
>>>> Dan
>>>> On 6/4/13 5:03 PM, Tao Mao wrote:
>>>>> Since the changeset touched makefiles, I've included 
>>>>> build-dev at openjdk.java.net .
>>>>> I need to push the hsx24 bug asap. Please review it.
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>> Tao
>>>>> On 6/4/13 2:37 PM, Tao Mao wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>> Need reviews to catch RDP2.
>>>>>> The current webrev is a working solution to all platforms, Linux, 
>>>>>> Windows, and Solaris.
>>>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~tamao/7122222/webrev.00/
>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>> Tao
>>>>>> On 5/30/13 10:21 AM, Tao Mao wrote:
>>>>>>> Included runtime dev to see whether they have some idea to 
>>>>>>> handle the compilation choices.
>>>>>>> For now, it's been verified that the fix is functionally 
>>>>>>> sufficient.
>>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>> Tao
>>>>>>> On 5/29/13 5:27 PM, Tao Mao wrote:
>>>>>>>> Thank you, Mikael.
>>>>>>>> Please see inline.
>>>>>>>> Reviewers, please review it based on the following new 
>>>>>>>> observation.
>>>>>>>> Tao
>>>>>>>> On 5/27/13 2:05 AM, Mikael Gerdin wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Tao,
>>>>>>>>> On 2013-05-25 02:19, Tao Mao wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> 7ux bug
>>>>>>>>>> webrev:
>>>>>>>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~tamao/7122222/webrev.00/
>>>>>>>>>> changeset:
>>>>>>>>>> (1) make -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 only available to generating 
>>>>>>>>>> ostream.o
>>>>>>>>>> Why conservative rather than making -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 
>>>>>>>>>> globally
>>>>>>>>>> applicable?
>>>>>>>>>> Global setting of -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 on linux works fine; 
>>>>>>>>>> however,
>>>>>>>>>> there are at least five code conflicts if introducing the 
>>>>>>>>>> flag globally
>>>>>>>>>> to Solaris.
>>>>>>>>>> One was resolved as in os_solaris.inline.hpp, but the rest 
>>>>>>>>>> four files
>>>>>>>>>> had conflicts deep in c library. Even if they are excluded 
>>>>>>>>>> from setting
>>>>>>>>>> -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64, the compiled VM is corrupted.
>>>>>>>>>> (2) For now, no Windows solution.
>>>>>>>>>> I haven't found any clean solution for solving this problem 
>>>>>>>>>> on Windows.
>>>>>>>>> This seems like an insufficient fix if you can't make it work 
>>>>>>>>> on all platforms. I tried building with "-D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE 
>>>>>>>>> -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64" ons Solaris and hit an #error in 
>>>>>>>>> libelf.h saying it wasn't supported so I understand your 
>>>>>>>>> problem there.
>>>>>>>> Yes, that's my grief :( you touched them, a bunch of them. 
>>>>>>>> That's why I chose to apply the flag only to the files 
>>>>>>>> (ostream.cpp and ostream.hpp) I want the effect.
>>>>>>>>> Instead I suggest that you use the compatibility API described 
>>>>>>>>> in lf64(5) on Solaris. This API consists of fopen64, ftell64 
>>>>>>>>> and friends and is exposed when "-D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE" is set.
>>>>>>>>> The same "-D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE" is available on Linux and has 
>>>>>>>>> the added advantage of not changing any existing symbols and 
>>>>>>>>> therefore we can set the define for all files instead of just 
>>>>>>>>> ostream
>>>>>>>>> This approach has the added advantage that it more closely 
>>>>>>>>> resembles the changes which will be needed for Windows anyway. 
>>>>>>>>> Those changes would consist of changing calls to ftell/fseek 
>>>>>>>>> to 64-bit versions and changing fopen to fopen64 on 
>>>>>>>>> Solaris/Linux.
>>>>>>>> Both ways have pros and cons. The current implementation 
>>>>>>>> excludes the usage of fopen64, providing portability (since 
>>>>>>>> there's no fopen64 for Windows). Meanwhile, I understand your 
>>>>>>>> suggestion provides other benefits.
>>>>>>>> This Sun White Paper 
>>>>>>>> (http://unix.business.utah.edu/doc/os/solaris/misc/largefiles.pdf) 
>>>>>>>> summarizes the usage of the flags on solaris (Page 5-26). And, 
>>>>>>>> it should apply to Linux the same way as was agreed across 
>>>>>>>> platforms.
>>>>>>>>> Since there is no fopen64 on Windows it seems that the default 
>>>>>>>>> fopen already supports large files.
>>>>>>>> I tested, and you are correct that the 32-bit VM on Windows can 
>>>>>>>> write beyond 2GB (and beyond 4GB). Thank you, it's solved "half 
>>>>>>>> of my problem" :)
>>>>>>>>> /Mikael
>>>>>>>>>> test:
>>>>>>>>>> (1) Ability to write over 2g file for 32-bit builds were 
>>>>>>>>>> verified on the
>>>>>>>>>> following configurations.
>>>>>>>>>> Linux * i586
>>>>>>>>>> Solaris * i586
>>>>>>>>>> Solaris * sparc
>>>>>>>>>> (2) Need a JPRT test for sanity check.

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