RFR: 8078644: CDS needs to support JVMTI CFLH

Jiangli Zhou jiangli.zhou at Oracle.COM
Wed Sep 7 00:14:51 UTC 2016


Please review the following change thats support JVMTI class_file_load_hook(CFLH) during initial loading of shared classes. The webrev also removes the temporary workaround that disables CDS when JVMTI CFLH is required (JDK-8141341 <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8141341>).

        bug: JDK-8078644 <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8078644>

Class file data is needed when posting CFLH. For shared classes, the class file data are now archived at dump time. That avoids re-reading the class file data from the JAR file or reconstituting the data at runtime, which would add class loading overhead for shared classes.

To minimize the runtime memory overhead, the archived class file data are stored in a separate shared space, called ‘optional data space’ (od).  The ‘od’ space a new region in the archive. It does not increase runtime memory usage when JvmtiExport::should_post_class_file_load_hook() is false. The memory contains the archived class file data is only paged in when the VM needs to post CFLH.  The ‘od’ space can be shared by different processes. 

When loading shared class at runtime, we now call JvmtiExport::post_class_file_load_hook() with the archive class file data if needed. If JVMTI agent modifies the class, new InstanceKlass is created using the modified class data and the archived class is ignored.

Tested with JPRT, CDS tests and QA tests.


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