RFR: 8051680: (ref) unnecessary process_soft_ref_reconsider

Albert Mingkun Yang ayang at openjdk.java.net
Fri Jul 2 13:06:14 UTC 2021

This PR consists of 3 commits:

1. Removes the soft-ref reconsideration phase because the soft-ref policy is set before marking (JDK-8269596) and stays the same across the GC cycle. Reconsideration phase should not find anything interesting. That being said, there might be some benefit of using more precise heap usage after marking for soft-ref processing, created JDK-8269798 for exploring that.

2. Removes reloading of `_soft_ref_timestamp_clock` from `java_lang_ref_SoftReference::clock();` because the master clock should only be changed by GC.

3. Rename phase{2,3,4} to phase{1,2,3}.

Test: hotspot_gc


Commit messages:
 - rename
 - clock
 - phase1

Changes: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/4667/files
 Webrev: https://webrevs.openjdk.java.net/?repo=jdk&pr=4667&range=00
  Issue: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8051680
  Stats: 215 lines in 5 files changed: 2 ins; 144 del; 69 mod
  Patch: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/4667.diff
  Fetch: git fetch https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk pull/4667/head:pull/4667

PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/4667

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