RFR: 8229189: Improve JFR leak profiler tracing to deal with discontiguous heaps

Erik Österlund erik.osterlund at oracle.com
Fri Aug 30 14:25:43 UTC 2019


Ping. This patch is a prerequisite for pushing the now reviewed
8224815: Remove non-GC uses of CollectedHeap::is_in_reserved()

And that is needed for the ZGC mac port.


On 2019-08-07 10:18, Erik Österlund wrote:
> Hi,
> The JFR leak profiler has marking bit maps that assume a contiguous Java 
> heap. ZGC is discontiguous, and therefore does not work with JFR. If one 
> tried to use the JFR leak profiler with ZGC, it would allocate a bit map 
> for the multi-terabyte "reserved region", even though perhaps only 64 MB 
> is used, spread out across this address space. That is one of the reason 
> the leakprofiler is turned off for ZGC.
> In order to enable leakprofiler support on ZGC, the tracing must also 
> use the Access API instead of raw oop loads. But that is outside the 
> scope of this RFE; here we deal only with the discontiguous address 
> space problem.
> My solution involves implementing a segmented bit map, that makes no 
> assumptions about the layout of the Java heap. Given an address, it 
> looks up a bitmap fragment from a hash table, given the high order bits 
> of a pointer. If there is no such fragment, it is populated to the 
> table. The low order bits (shifted by LogMinObjAlignmentInBytes) are 
> used to find the bit in the bit map for marking an object in the traversal.
> In order to not cause regressions in the speed, some optimizations have 
> been made:
> 1) The table uses & instead of % to lookup buckets, ensuring the table 
> is always a power of two size.
> 2) The hot paths get inlined.
> 3) There is a cache for the last fragment, as the probability of two 
> subsequent bit accesses for two objects found during tracing in the heap 
> do not cross the set up fragment granule (64 MB heap memory) boundary. 
> This is something G1 exploits for the cross region check, and the same 
> general idea is applied here. The code also asks first if a bit is 
> marked and then marks it, as two calls. The cache + inlining allows the 
> compiler to lookup the fragment only once for the two operations.
> 4) Keep the table sparse.
> As a result, no regressions that are outside of the noise can be noticed 
> with this new more GC-agnostic approach.
> Bug:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8229189
> Webrev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~eosterlund/8229189/webrev.00/
> Thanks,
> /Erik

More information about the hotspot-runtime-dev mailing list