[11] RFR(S): 8207067: [test] prevent timeouts in serviceability/tmtools/jstat/{GcTest02, GcCauseTest02}.java

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Thu Jul 12 21:55:40 UTC 2018

On 13/07/2018 12:51 AM, Lindenmaier, Goetz wrote:
> Hi Volker,
> I had a look at your change.
> Your intent is plausible.
> Won’t it help to just set -XX:+IgnoreUnrecognizedVMOptions?

Yes! Great suggestion.

> Alternatively, you could specify two test setups, one with @requires vm.debug, the
> other with !vm.debug.

I thought about that one too but the amount of duplicated @xxx stuff 
looked pretty ugly.


> If non of these are possible, your change looks good.
> Best regards,
>    Goetz.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: hotspot-runtime-dev [mailto:hotspot-runtime-dev-
>> bounces at openjdk.java.net] On Behalf Of David Holmes
>> Sent: Donnerstag, 12. Juli 2018 01:27
>> To: Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at gmail.com>; hotspot-runtime-
>> dev at openjdk.java.net runtime <hotspot-runtime-dev at openjdk.java.net>
>> Subject: Re: [11] RFR(S): 8207067: [test] prevent timeouts in
>> serviceability/tmtools/jstat/{GcTest02, GcCauseTest02}.java
>> Hi Volker,
>> On 12/07/2018 3:30 AM, Volker Simonis wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> can I please have a review for the following test fix which prevents
>>> eventual test timeouts:
>>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8207067
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~simonis/webrevs/2018/8207067/
>>> The two tests
>> hotspot/jtreg/serviceability/tmtools/jstat/{GcTest02,GcCauseTest02}.java
>>> produce more than 90_000 classes until they eat up ~70% of the 128M
>>> meta space they run with. The loading of each of these classes
>>> triggers a full dependency check for ALL nmethods in debug/fastdebug
>>> builds because 'VerifyDependencies' is 'true' there. This slows down
>>> the tests from about 3 sec. in the opt build to about 88 sec. in the
>>> fastdebug build on x86_64 and from about 4 sec. to about 560 sec. on
>>> ppc64.
>>> Because the tests are not about dependency checking, it makes sense to
>>> switch of 'VerifyDependencies' if they are run inside a
>>> debug/fastdebug VM and decrease the execution time down to about 6
>>> sec. on both x86_64 and ppc64.
>> It's very annoying that this can't be fixed the obvious way by just
>> specifying -XX:-VerifyDependencies. Maybe jtreg could add a
>> debug_only(...)  capability ... :(
>> It's unclear to me whether it is safe to disable VerifyDependencies
>> after the VM has commenced execution. This might lead to
>> inconsistencies. Probably need the compiler folk to clarify that.
>> That aside the comments are far too elaborate and better suited for the
>> bug report. The tests could use @bug lines (though it would be nice to
>> track down the original bug that added the tests). The comments could
>> reduce to a simple:
>> // This test produces more than 90_000 classes until it eats up ~70% of
>> the 128M meta space.
>> // With VerifyDependencies enabled in debug builds this slows the test
>> down considerably.
>> // As it is a develop flag, if we see that it is "constant" then we know
>> this is a product build.
>> Though there is already Platform.isDebugBuild() if you wanted something
>> more direct. (Given you need WB to change the flag it doesn't really
>> make much difference.)
>> Thanks,
>> David
>>> Thank you and best regards,
>>> Volker

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