JDK-6372116 : OSR compilation attempted for huge methods
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: hotspot
  • Sub-Component: compiler
  • Affected Version: 6
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2006-01-12
  • Updated: 2010-04-05
  • Resolved: 2006-01-24
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1.4.2_19-revFixed 6 b69Fixed
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The HotSpot compilers attempt to OSR-compile huge methods (greater than 8000 bytes of bytecodes).  The HotSpot compilationPolicy avoids entry-compilation of such methods.

Due to the entry-compilation policy, the compilers are not well-tested on huge methods,
and strange crashes (see 6360541) have been observed on OSR compiles of such.

The OSR and entry policies should be made consistent.

SUGGESTED FIX See PRT webrev: http://analemma.sfbay.sun.com/net/prt-archiver.sfbay/data/archived_workspaces/main/c2_baseline/2006/20060118064414.rasbold.c2_baseline2/workspace/webrevs/webrev-2006.01.18/index.html

EVALUATION Fix compilationPolicy.cpp to check canBeCompiled() on back-branch events, as it does on entry events.