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From "Aleksey Ignatenko (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HARMONY-3402) [drlvm] j.l.Classloaders for active frames on stack are to be enumerated as strong references
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2007 12:16:32 GMT

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Aleksey Ignatenko commented on HARMONY-3402:
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active_frames_complete_v2.patch: updated patch - added complete strong enumeration support
(including flag in classloader m_markBit). Actually this additional functionality was extracted
and modified from H-3411. Therefore from now the patch  is to be applied over patch in H-3411.


> [drlvm] j.l.Classloaders for active frames on stack are to be enumerated as strong references
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HARMONY-3402
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-3402
>             Project: Harmony
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: DRLVM
>            Reporter: Aleksey Ignatenko
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: active_frames_complete_v2.patch, active_frames_force_strong_enum.patch
>
>
> j.l.Classloaders for active frames on stack are to be enumerated as strong references.
> The current model is:
> all j.l.Classloaders and j.l.Classes are enumerated as strong references. According to
class unloading discussion in dev list one can see that when there are some functions on stack
their j.l.Classes and thus j.l.Classloaders are to be reachable. It is true for interpreter
as there is "This" enumerated at every frame, but it is not true for JIT mode because in JIT
mode "This" is not specified to be save frame and thus not enumerated (and as a result not
reachable).
> The patch attached adds running through functions on stack and forcing j.l.Classloaders
(commented for a while) to be enumerated as strong references. The such forcing could be done
via boolean flag in class Classloader in drlvm, if some function of class loaded by j.l.Classloader
CL1 is on stack then mark it as force to strong enumeration. After that force this CL1 strong
enumeration in void ClassLoader::gc_enumerate() function. This issue does not affect class
unloading anyhow but it prevents possible serious errors if any class unloading appears at
drlvm.

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