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8257817: Shenandoah: Don't race with conc-weak-in-progress flag in weak-LRB #1662

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@rkennke rkennke commented Dec 7, 2020

The weak-LRB code is currently subject to a race. Consider this sequence of events between a Java thread and GC threads:
During conc-weak-root-in-progress:

  • Java: Load referent out of Reference, it is unreachable but not-yet-cleared
  • GC: Clears referent
  • GC: Concurrently turn off conc-weak-root-in-progress
  • Java: Checks conc-weak-root-in-progress, sees that it's false, continues to use/evac it -> successfully resurrected unreachable object. This must not happen.

AFAICT, this also affects conc-class-unloading and weak-roots.

Proposed fix is to check for evac-in-progress instead. This should be acceptable because this is not a very common path and not very performance-sensitive.

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@rkennke rkennke changed the title Shenandoah: Don't race with conc-weak-in-progress flag in weak-LRB 8257817: Shenandoah: Don't race with conc-weak-in-progress flag in weak-LRB Dec 7, 2020
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I wonder if it is more general problem. Given concurrent weak root in mandatory phase, we should just remove is_concurrent_weak_root_in_progress flag.

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