JDK-8237010 : Release Note: Shenandoah supports concurrent class unloading
  • Type: Sub-task
  • Component: hotspot
  • Sub-Component: gc
  • Affected Version: 14
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2020-01-13
  • Updated: 2020-01-13
  • Resolved: 2020-01-13
As of JDK 14, Shenandoah GC supports concurrent class unloading. It improves the prior stop-the-world implementation to be fully concurrent, which minimizes the class unloading work done during Final Mark pause. This also enables class unloading for the regular GC cycles by default, in addition to already enabled class unloading during degenerated and full GC cycles. This relies heavily on runtime facilities introduced in JDK 12, and therefore not available in 11-shenandoah and 8-shenandoah.