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src/share/vm/memory/barrierSet.cpp

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@@ -40,9 +40,36 @@
     Universe::heap()->barrier_set()->write_ref_array_pre(      (oop*)start, (int)count, false);
   }
 }
 
 // count is number of array elements being written
+void BarrierSet::write_ref_array(HeapWord* start, size_t count) {
+  assert(count <= (size_t)max_intx, "count too large");
+  HeapWord* end = (HeapWord*)((char*)start + (count*heapOopSize));
+  // In the case of compressed oops, start and end may potentially be misaligned;
+  // so we need to conservatively align the first downward (this is not
+  // strictly necessary for current uses, but a case of good hygiene and,
+  // if you will, aesthetics) and the second upward (this is essential for
+  // current uses) to a HeapWord boundary, so we mark all cards overlapping
+  // this write. If this evolves in the future to calling a
+  // logging barrier of narrow oop granularity, like the pre-barrier for G1
+  // (mentioned here merely by way of example), we will need to change this
+  // interface, so it is "exactly precise" (if i may be allowed the adverbial
+  // redundancy for emphasis) and does not include narrow oop slots not
+  // included in the original write interval.
+  HeapWord* aligned_start = (HeapWord*)align_size_down((uintptr_t)start, HeapWordSize);
+  HeapWord* aligned_end   = (HeapWord*)align_size_up  ((uintptr_t)end,   HeapWordSize);
+  // If compressed oops were not being used, these should already be aligned
+  assert(UseCompressedOops || (aligned_start == start && aligned_end == end),
+         "Expected heap word alignment of start and end");
+#if 0
+  warning("Post:\t" INTPTR_FORMAT "[" SIZE_FORMAT "] : [" INTPTR_FORMAT "," INTPTR_FORMAT ")\t",
+                   start,            count,              aligned_start,   aligned_end);
+#endif
+  write_ref_array_work(MemRegion(aligned_start, aligned_end));
+}
+
+// count is number of array elements being written
 void BarrierSet::static_write_ref_array_post(HeapWord* start, size_t count) {
   // simply delegate to instance method
   Universe::heap()->barrier_set()->write_ref_array(start, count);
 }
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