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  2. JDK-8258743

Provide os::reserve_memory_in_range() to reserve within a given address range



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    • Resolution: Duplicate
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      In various places we attempt to place memory within a given address range:
      - if CompressedOops is on, we try to place the heap within the lower 4 or 32g
      - if CompressedClassPointers is on and we use CDS, we need to place Metaspace within the narrow class pointer range starting at the shared base address
      - CompressedClassPointers is on and we do not use CDS, we'd like Metaspace to live within the lower 32g

      All these cases could benefit from a smarter approach, which should be investigated:
      - On Windows, we already have an API (win32::find_mapping) which uses VirtualQuery to check for existing mappings. That API could be used or a similar approach could be implemented to scan for suitable holes.
      - On Linux, one could scan /proc/self/maps to find a suitable hole.

      If that did not work, or we are on a platform other than Linux or Windows, one could still use a "ladder-approach" - attempting to blindly attach memory at specific intervals.

      The benefit of this RFE would be a higher chance of getting "good" memory, usable e.g. for unscaled or zero-based oops mode. It also could make the coding less complex, e.g. in the combined CDS/metaspace allocation.

      This API should be used, as a first step, to improve metaspace allocation when used in conjunction with CDS.


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