changeset 3246:51612f0c0a79

7148488: Whitebox tests for the Diagnostic Framework Parser Reviewed-by: brutisso, sla, mgerdin
author nloodin
date Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:37:13 +0100
parents 80fe40862b02
children fc9d8850ab8b
files make/bsd/makefiles/wb.make make/linux/makefiles/wb.make make/solaris/makefiles/wb.make make/windows/create_obj_files.sh make/windows/makefiles/projectcreator.make make/windows/makefiles/vm.make make/windows/makefiles/wb.make src/share/tools/whitebox/sun/hotspot/WhiteBox.java src/share/tools/whitebox/sun/hotspot/parser/DiagnosticCommand.java src/share/vm/prims/wbtestmethods/parserTests.cpp src/share/vm/prims/wbtestmethods/parserTests.hpp src/share/vm/prims/whitebox.cpp src/share/vm/prims/whitebox.hpp src/share/vm/services/diagnosticArgument.cpp src/share/vm/services/diagnosticArgument.hpp test/serviceability/ParserTest.java
diffstat 16 files changed, 515 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/make/bsd/makefiles/wb.make	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/make/bsd/makefiles/wb.make	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@
 	$(patsubst %.java,%.class,$(WB_JAVA_SRCS)))
 
 $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR)/%.class: $(WBSRCDIR)/%.java $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR)
-	$(REMOTE) $(COMPILE.JAVAC) -nowarn -d $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR) $<
+	$(REMOTE) $(COMPILE.JAVAC) -sourcepath $(WBSRCDIR) -nowarn -d $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR) $<
 
 $(WB_JAR): $(WB_JAVA_CLASSES)
 	$(QUIETLY) $(REMOTE) $(RUN.JAR) cf $@ -C $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR)/ .
--- a/make/linux/makefiles/wb.make	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/make/linux/makefiles/wb.make	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@
 	$(patsubst %.java,%.class,$(WB_JAVA_SRCS)))
 
 $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR)/%.class: $(WBSRCDIR)/%.java $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR)
-	$(REMOTE) $(COMPILE.JAVAC) -nowarn -d $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR) $<
+	$(REMOTE) $(COMPILE.JAVAC) -sourcepath $(WBSRCDIR) -nowarn -d $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR) $<
 
 $(WB_JAR): $(WB_JAVA_CLASSES)
 	$(QUIETLY) $(REMOTE) $(RUN.JAR) cf $@ -C $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR)/ .
--- a/make/solaris/makefiles/wb.make	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/make/solaris/makefiles/wb.make	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@
 	$(patsubst %.java,%.class,$(WB_JAVA_SRCS)))
 
 $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR)/%.class: $(WBSRCDIR)/%.java $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR)
-	$(REMOTE) $(COMPILE.JAVAC) -nowarn -d $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR) $<
+	$(REMOTE) $(COMPILE.JAVAC) -sourcepath $(WBSRCDIR) -nowarn -d $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR) $<
 
 $(WB_JAR): $(WB_JAVA_CLASSES)
 	$(QUIETLY) $(REMOTE) $(RUN.JAR) cf $@ -C $(WB_JAVA_CLASSDIR)/ .
--- a/make/windows/create_obj_files.sh	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/make/windows/create_obj_files.sh	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -80,6 +80,8 @@
   BASE_PATHS="${BASE_PATHS} ${ALTSRC}/share/vm/jfr"
 fi
 
+BASE_PATHS="${BASE_PATHS} ${COMMONSRC}/share/vm/prims/wbtestmethods"
+
 CORE_PATHS="${BASE_PATHS}"
 # shared is already in BASE_PATHS. Should add vm/memory but that one is also in BASE_PATHS.
 if [ -d "${ALTSRC}/share/vm/gc_implementation" ]; then
--- a/make/windows/makefiles/projectcreator.make	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/make/windows/makefiles/projectcreator.make	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -51,6 +51,7 @@
         -relativeInclude src\closed\cpu\$(Platform_arch)\vm \
         -relativeInclude src\share\vm \
         -relativeInclude src\share\vm\precompiled \
+        -relativeInclude src\share\vm\prims\wbtestmethods \
         -relativeInclude src\share\vm\prims \
         -relativeInclude src\os\windows\vm \
         -relativeInclude src\os_cpu\windows_$(Platform_arch)\vm \
--- a/make/windows/makefiles/vm.make	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/make/windows/makefiles/vm.make	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -172,6 +172,7 @@
 VM_PATH=$(VM_PATH);$(WorkSpace)/src/share/vm/memory
 VM_PATH=$(VM_PATH);$(WorkSpace)/src/share/vm/oops
 VM_PATH=$(VM_PATH);$(WorkSpace)/src/share/vm/prims
+VM_PATH=$(VM_PATH);$(WorkSpace)/src/share/vm/prims/wbtestmethods
 VM_PATH=$(VM_PATH);$(WorkSpace)/src/share/vm/runtime
 VM_PATH=$(VM_PATH);$(WorkSpace)/src/share/vm/services
 VM_PATH=$(VM_PATH);$(WorkSpace)/src/share/vm/trace
@@ -269,6 +270,9 @@
 {$(COMMONSRC)\share\vm\prims}.cpp.obj::
         $(CXX) $(CXX_FLAGS) $(CXX_USE_PCH) /c $<
 
+{$(COMMONSRC)\share\vm\prims\wbtestmethods}.cpp.obj::
+        $(CXX) $(CXX_FLAGS) $(CXX_USE_PCH) /c $<
+
 {$(COMMONSRC)\share\vm\runtime}.cpp.obj::
         $(CXX) $(CXX_FLAGS) $(CXX_USE_PCH) /c $<
 
@@ -349,6 +353,9 @@
 {$(ALTSRC)\share\vm\prims}.cpp.obj::
         $(CXX) $(CXX_FLAGS) $(CXX_USE_PCH) /c $<
 
+{$(ALTSRC)\share\vm\prims\wbtestmethods}.cpp.obj::
+        $(CXX) $(CXX_FLAGS) $(CXX_USE_PCH) /c $<
+
 {$(ALTSRC)\share\vm\runtime}.cpp.obj::
         $(CXX) $(CXX_FLAGS) $(CXX_USE_PCH) /c $<
 
--- a/make/windows/makefiles/wb.make	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/make/windows/makefiles/wb.make	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@
 
 
 {$(WorkSpace)\src\share\tools\whitebox\sun\hotspot}.java.class::
-	$(COMPILE_JAVAC) -d $(WB_CLASSES) $<
+	$(COMPILE_JAVAC) -sourcepath $(WBSRCDIR) -d $(WB_CLASSES) $<
 
 $(WB_JAR): wb_java_srcs
 	$(RUN_JAR) cf $@ -C $(WB_CLASSES) .
--- a/src/share/tools/whitebox/sun/hotspot/WhiteBox.java	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/src/share/tools/whitebox/sun/hotspot/WhiteBox.java	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
 
 package sun.hotspot;
 import java.security.BasicPermission;
+import sun.hotspot.parser.DiagnosticCommand;
 
 public class WhiteBox {
 
@@ -67,4 +68,5 @@
   public native boolean g1IsHumongous(Object o);
   public native long    g1NumFreeRegions();
   public native int     g1RegionSize();
+  public native Object[]    parseCommandLine(String commandline, DiagnosticCommand[] args);
 }
--- /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
+++ b/src/share/tools/whitebox/sun/hotspot/parser/DiagnosticCommand.java	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -0,0 +1,43 @@
+package sun.hotspot.parser;
+
+public class DiagnosticCommand {
+
+    public enum DiagnosticArgumentType {
+        JLONG, BOOLEAN, STRING, NANOTIME, STRINGARRAY, MEMORYSIZE
+    }
+
+    private String name;
+    private String desc;
+    private DiagnosticArgumentType type;
+    private boolean mandatory;
+    private String defaultValue;
+
+    public DiagnosticCommand(String name, String desc, DiagnosticArgumentType type,
+            boolean mandatory, String defaultValue) {
+        this.name = name;
+        this.desc = desc;
+        this.type = type;
+        this.mandatory = mandatory;
+        this.defaultValue = defaultValue;
+    }
+
+    public String getName() {
+        return name;
+    }
+
+    public String getDesc() {
+        return desc;
+    }
+
+    public DiagnosticArgumentType getType() {
+        return type;
+    }
+
+    public boolean isMandatory() {
+        return mandatory;
+    }
+
+    public String getDefaultValue() {
+        return defaultValue;
+    }
+}
--- /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
+++ b/src/share/vm/prims/wbtestmethods/parserTests.cpp	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -0,0 +1,148 @@
+/*
+ * Copyright (c) 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
+ *
+ * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+ * under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
+ * published by the Free Software Foundation.
+ *
+ * This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
+ * ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
+ * FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
+ * version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
+ * accompanied this code).
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
+ * 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
+ * Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
+ *
+ * Please contact Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA
+ * or visit www.oracle.com if you need additional information or have any
+ * questions.
+ *
+ */
+
+#include "precompiled.hpp"
+
+#include "classfile/symbolTable.hpp"
+
+#include "prims/jni.h"
+#include "prims/whitebox.hpp"
+#include "prims/wbtestmethods/parserTests.hpp"
+#include "runtime/interfaceSupport.hpp"
+
+#include "memory/oopFactory.hpp"
+
+#include "services/diagnosticArgument.hpp"
+#include "services/diagnosticFramework.hpp"
+
+//There's no way of beforeahnd knowing an upper size
+//Of the length of a string representation of
+//the value of an argument.
+#define VALUE_MAXLEN 256
+
+// DiagnosticFramework test utility methods
+
+/*
+ * The DiagnosticArgumentType class contains an enum that says which type
+ * this argument represents. (JLONG, BOOLEAN etc).
+ * This method Returns a char* representation of that enum value.
+ */
+static const char* lookup_diagnosticArgumentEnum(const char* field_name, oop object) {
+  Thread* THREAD = Thread::current();
+  const char* enum_sig = "Lsun/hotspot/parser/DiagnosticCommand$DiagnosticArgumentType;";
+  TempNewSymbol enumSigSymbol = SymbolTable::lookup(enum_sig, (int) strlen(enum_sig), THREAD);
+  int offset = WhiteBox::offset_for_field(field_name, object, enumSigSymbol);
+  oop enumOop = object->obj_field(offset);
+
+  const char* ret = WhiteBox::lookup_jstring("name", enumOop);
+  return ret;
+}
+
+/*
+ * Takes an oop to a DiagnosticArgumentType-instance and
+ * reads the fields from it. Fills an native DCmdParser with
+ * this info.
+ */
+static void fill_in_parser(DCmdParser* parser, oop argument)
+{
+  const char* name = WhiteBox::lookup_jstring("name", argument);
+  const char* desc = WhiteBox::lookup_jstring("desc", argument);
+  const char* default_value = WhiteBox::lookup_jstring("defaultValue", argument);
+  bool mandatory = WhiteBox::lookup_bool("mandatory", argument);
+  const char*  type = lookup_diagnosticArgumentEnum("type", argument);
+
+   if (strcmp(type, "STRING") == 0) {
+     DCmdArgument<char*>* argument = new DCmdArgument<char*>(
+     name, desc,
+     "STRING", mandatory, default_value);
+     parser->add_dcmd_option(argument);
+   } else if (strcmp(type, "NANOTIME") == 0) {
+     DCmdArgument<NanoTimeArgument>* argument = new DCmdArgument<NanoTimeArgument>(
+     name, desc,
+     "NANOTIME", mandatory, default_value);
+     parser->add_dcmd_option(argument);
+   } else if (strcmp(type, "JLONG") == 0) {
+     DCmdArgument<jlong>* argument = new DCmdArgument<jlong>(
+     name, desc,
+     "JLONG", mandatory, default_value);
+     parser->add_dcmd_option(argument);
+   } else if (strcmp(type, "BOOLEAN") == 0) {
+     DCmdArgument<bool>* argument = new DCmdArgument<bool>(
+     name, desc,
+     "BOOLEAN", mandatory, default_value);
+     parser->add_dcmd_option(argument);
+   } else if (strcmp(type, "MEMORYSIZE") == 0) {
+     DCmdArgument<MemorySizeArgument>* argument = new DCmdArgument<MemorySizeArgument>(
+     name, desc,
+     "MEMORY SIZE", mandatory, default_value);
+     parser->add_dcmd_option(argument);
+   } else if (strcmp(type, "STRINGARRAY") == 0) {
+     DCmdArgument<StringArrayArgument*>* argument = new DCmdArgument<StringArrayArgument*>(
+     name, desc,
+     "STRING SET", mandatory);
+     parser->add_dcmd_option(argument);
+   }
+}
+
+/*
+ * Will Fill in a java object array with alternating names of parsed command line options and
+ * the value that has been parsed for it:
+ * { name, value, name, value ... }
+ * This can then be checked from java.
+ */
+WB_ENTRY(jobjectArray, WB_ParseCommandLine(JNIEnv* env, jobject o, jstring j_cmdline, jobjectArray arguments))
+  ResourceMark rm;
+  DCmdParser parser;
+
+  const char* c_cmdline = java_lang_String::as_utf8_string(JNIHandles::resolve(j_cmdline));
+  objArrayOop argumentArray = objArrayOop(JNIHandles::resolve_non_null(arguments));
+
+  int length = argumentArray->length();
+
+  for (int i = 0; i < length; i++) {
+    oop argument_oop = argumentArray->obj_at(i);
+    fill_in_parser(&parser, argument_oop);
+  }
+
+  CmdLine cmdline(c_cmdline, strlen(c_cmdline), true);
+  parser.parse(&cmdline,',',CHECK_NULL);
+
+  klassOop k = SystemDictionary::Object_klass();
+  objArrayOop returnvalue_array = oopFactory::new_objArray(k, parser.num_arguments() * 2, CHECK_NULL);
+
+  GrowableArray<const char *>*parsedArgNames = parser.argument_name_array();
+
+  for (int i = 0; i < parser.num_arguments(); i++) {
+    oop parsedName = java_lang_String::create_oop_from_str(parsedArgNames->at(i), CHECK_NULL);
+    returnvalue_array->obj_at_put(i*2, parsedName);
+    GenDCmdArgument* arg = parser.lookup_dcmd_option(parsedArgNames->at(i), strlen(parsedArgNames->at(i)));
+    char buf[VALUE_MAXLEN];
+    arg->value_as_str(buf, sizeof(buf));
+    oop parsedValue = java_lang_String::create_oop_from_str(buf, CHECK_NULL);
+    returnvalue_array->obj_at_put(i*2+1, parsedValue);
+  }
+
+  return (jobjectArray) JNIHandles::make_local(returnvalue_array);
+
+WB_END
--- /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
+++ b/src/share/vm/prims/wbtestmethods/parserTests.hpp	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+/*
+ * Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
+ *
+ * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+ * under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
+ * published by the Free Software Foundation.
+ *
+ * This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
+ * ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
+ * FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
+ * version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
+ * accompanied this code).
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
+ * 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
+ * Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
+ *
+ * Please contact Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA
+ * or visit www.oracle.com if you need additional information or have any
+ * questions.
+ */
+
+#ifndef SHARE_VM_PRIMS_WBTESTMETHODS_PARSERTESTS_H
+#define SHARE_VM_PRIMS_WBTESTMETHODS_PARSERTESTS_H
+
+#include "prims/jni.h"
+#include "prims/whitebox.hpp"
+
+WB_METHOD_DECLARE WB_ParseCommandLine(JNIEnv* env, jobject o, jstring args, jobjectArray arguments);
+
+#endif //SHARE_VM_PRIMS_WBTESTMETHODS_PARSERTESTS_H
--- a/src/share/vm/prims/whitebox.cpp	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/src/share/vm/prims/whitebox.cpp	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -24,11 +24,14 @@
 
 #include "precompiled.hpp"
 
-#include "jni.h"
-
 #include "memory/universe.hpp"
 #include "oops/oop.inline.hpp"
+
+#include "classfile/symbolTable.hpp"
+
 #include "prims/whitebox.hpp"
+#include "prims/wbtestmethods/parserTests.hpp"
+
 #include "runtime/interfaceSupport.hpp"
 #include "runtime/os.hpp"
 #include "utilities/debug.hpp"
@@ -41,13 +44,6 @@
 
 bool WhiteBox::_used = false;
 
-// Entry macro to transition from JNI to VM state.
-
-#define WB_ENTRY(result_type, header) JNI_ENTRY(result_type, header)
-#define WB_END JNI_END
-
-// Definitions of functions exposed via Whitebox API
-
 WB_ENTRY(jlong, WB_GetObjectAddress(JNIEnv* env, jobject o, jobject obj))
   return (jlong)(void*)JNIHandles::resolve(obj);
 WB_END
@@ -81,11 +77,63 @@
 WB_END
 #endif // !SERIALGC
 
+//Some convenience methods to deal with objects from java
+int WhiteBox::offset_for_field(const char* field_name, oop object,
+    Symbol* signature_symbol) {
+  assert(field_name != NULL && strlen(field_name) > 0, "Field name not valid");
+  Thread* THREAD = Thread::current();
+
+  //Get the class of our object
+  klassOop arg_klass = object->klass();
+  //Turn it into an instance-klass
+  instanceKlass* ik = instanceKlass::cast(arg_klass);
+
+  //Create symbols to look for in the class
+  TempNewSymbol name_symbol = SymbolTable::lookup(field_name, (int) strlen(field_name),
+      THREAD);
+
+  //To be filled in with an offset of the field we're looking for
+  fieldDescriptor fd;
+
+  klassOop res = ik->find_field(name_symbol, signature_symbol, &fd);
+  if (res == NULL) {
+    tty->print_cr("Invalid layout of %s at %s", ik->external_name(),
+        name_symbol->as_C_string());
+    fatal("Invalid layout of preloaded class");
+  }
+
+  //fetch the field at the offset we've found
+  int dest_offset = fd.offset();
+
+  return dest_offset;
+}
+
+
+const char* WhiteBox::lookup_jstring(const char* field_name, oop object) {
+  int offset = offset_for_field(field_name, object,
+      vmSymbols::string_signature());
+  oop string = object->obj_field(offset);
+  const char* ret = java_lang_String::as_utf8_string(string);
+  return ret;
+}
+
+bool WhiteBox::lookup_bool(const char* field_name, oop object) {
+  int offset =
+      offset_for_field(field_name, object, vmSymbols::bool_signature());
+  bool ret = (object->bool_field(offset) == JNI_TRUE);
+  return ret;
+}
+
+
 #define CC (char*)
 
 static JNINativeMethod methods[] = {
   {CC"getObjectAddress",   CC"(Ljava/lang/Object;)J", (void*)&WB_GetObjectAddress  },
   {CC"getHeapOopSize",     CC"()I",                   (void*)&WB_GetHeapOopSize    },
+  {CC "parseCommandLine",
+      CC "(Ljava/lang/String;[Lsun/hotspot/parser/DiagnosticCommand;)[Ljava/lang/Object;",
+      (void*) &WB_ParseCommandLine
+  },
 #ifndef SERIALGC
   {CC"g1InConcurrentMark", CC"()Z",                   (void*)&WB_G1InConcurrentMark},
   {CC"g1IsHumongous",      CC"(Ljava/lang/Object;)Z", (void*)&WB_G1IsHumongous     },
--- a/src/share/vm/prims/whitebox.hpp	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/src/share/vm/prims/whitebox.hpp	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -25,12 +25,29 @@
 #ifndef SHARE_VM_PRIMS_WHITEBOX_HPP
 #define SHARE_VM_PRIMS_WHITEBOX_HPP
 
+#include "prims/jni.h"
+
+#include "memory/allocation.hpp"
+#include "oops/oopsHierarchy.hpp"
+
+// Entry macro to transition from JNI to VM state.
+
+#define WB_ENTRY(result_type, header) JNI_ENTRY(result_type, header)
+#define WB_END JNI_END
+#define WB_METHOD_DECLARE extern "C" jobjectArray JNICALL
+
 class WhiteBox : public AllStatic {
  private:
   static bool _used;
  public:
   static bool used()     { return _used; }
   static void set_used() { _used = true; }
+  static int offset_for_field(const char* field_name, oop object,
+    Symbol* signature_symbol);
+  static const char* lookup_jstring(const char* field_name, oop object);
+  static bool lookup_bool(const char* field_name, oop object);
 };
 
+
+
 #endif // SHARE_VM_PRIMS_WHITEBOX_HPP
--- a/src/share/vm/services/diagnosticArgument.cpp	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/src/share/vm/services/diagnosticArgument.cpp	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -43,6 +43,47 @@
   set_is_set(true);
 }
 
+void GenDCmdArgument::to_string(jlong l, char* buf, size_t len) {
+  jio_snprintf(buf, len, INT64_FORMAT, l);
+}
+
+void GenDCmdArgument::to_string(bool b, char* buf, size_t len) {
+  jio_snprintf(buf, len, b ? "true" : "false");
+}
+
+void GenDCmdArgument::to_string(NanoTimeArgument n, char* buf, size_t len) {
+  jio_snprintf(buf, len, INT64_FORMAT, n._nanotime);
+}
+
+void GenDCmdArgument::to_string(MemorySizeArgument m, char* buf, size_t len) {
+  jio_snprintf(buf, len, INT64_FORMAT, m._size);
+}
+
+void GenDCmdArgument::to_string(char* c, char* buf, size_t len) {
+  jio_snprintf(buf, len, "%s", c);
+}
+
+void GenDCmdArgument::to_string(StringArrayArgument* f, char* buf, size_t len) {
+  int length = f->array()->length();
+  size_t written = 0;
+  buf[0] = 0;
+  for (int i = 0; i < length; i++) {
+    char* next_str = f->array()->at(i);
+    size_t next_size = strlen(next_str);
+    //Check if there's room left to write next element
+    if (written + next_size > len) {
+      return;
+    }
+    //Actually write element
+    strcat(buf, next_str);
+    written += next_size;
+    //Check if there's room left for the comma
+    if (i < length-1 && len - written > 0) {
+      strcat(buf, ",");
+    }
+  }
+}
+
 template <> void DCmdArgument<jlong>::parse_value(const char* str,
                                                   size_t len, TRAPS) {
     if (str == NULL || sscanf(str, INT64_FORMAT, &_value) != 1) {
--- a/src/share/vm/services/diagnosticArgument.hpp	Tue Mar 20 16:46:39 2012 -0400
+++ b/src/share/vm/services/diagnosticArgument.hpp	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -110,12 +110,20 @@
   virtual void init_value(TRAPS) = 0;
   virtual void reset(TRAPS) = 0;
   virtual void cleanup() = 0;
+  virtual void value_as_str(char* buf, size_t len) = 0;
   void set_next(GenDCmdArgument* arg) {
     _next = arg;
   }
   GenDCmdArgument* next() {
     return _next;
   }
+
+  void to_string(jlong l, char* buf, size_t len);
+  void to_string(bool b, char* buf, size_t len);
+  void to_string(char* c, char* buf, size_t len);
+  void to_string(NanoTimeArgument n, char* buf, size_t len);
+  void to_string(MemorySizeArgument f, char* buf, size_t len);
+  void to_string(StringArrayArgument* s, char* buf, size_t len);
 };
 
 template <class ArgType> class DCmdArgument: public GenDCmdArgument {
@@ -143,6 +151,7 @@
   void parse_value(const char* str, size_t len, TRAPS);
   void init_value(TRAPS);
   void destroy_value();
+  void value_as_str(char *buf, size_t len) { return to_string(_value, buf, len);}
 };
 
 #endif  /* SHARE_VM_SERVICES_DIAGNOSTICARGUMENT_HPP */
--- /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
+++ b/test/serviceability/ParserTest.java	Thu Mar 15 13:37:13 2012 +0100
@@ -0,0 +1,152 @@
+/*
+ * @test ParserTest
+ * @summary verify that whitebox functions can be linked and executed
+ * @run compile -J-XX:+UnlockDiagnosticVMOptions -J-XX:+WhiteBoxAPI ParserTest.java
+ * @run main/othervm -XX:+UnlockDiagnosticVMOptions -XX:+WhiteBoxAPI ParserTest
+ */
+
+import java.math.BigInteger;
+
+import sun.hotspot.parser.DiagnosticCommand;
+import sun.hotspot.parser.DiagnosticCommand.DiagnosticArgumentType;
+import sun.hotspot.WhiteBox;
+
+public class ParserTest {
+    WhiteBox wb;
+
+    public ParserTest() throws Exception {
+        wb = WhiteBox.getWhiteBox();
+
+        testNanoTime();
+        testJLong();
+        testBool();
+        testMemorySize();
+    }
+
+    public static void main(String... args) throws Exception  {
+         new ParserTest();
+    }
+
+    public void testNanoTime() throws Exception {
+        String name = "name";
+        DiagnosticCommand arg = new DiagnosticCommand(name,
+                "desc", DiagnosticArgumentType.NANOTIME,
+                false, "0");
+        DiagnosticCommand[] args = {arg};
+
+        BigInteger bi = new BigInteger("7");
+        //These should work
+        parse(name, bi.toString(), name + "=7ns", args);
+
+        bi = bi.multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(1000));
+        parse(name, bi.toString(), name + "=7us", args);
+
+        bi = bi.multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(1000));
+        parse(name, bi.toString(), name + "=7ms", args);
+
+        bi = bi.multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(1000));
+        parse(name, bi.toString(), name + "=7s", args);
+
+        bi = bi.multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(60));
+        parse(name, bi.toString() , name + "=7m", args);
+
+        bi = bi.multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(60));
+        parse(name, bi.toString() , name + "=7h", args);
+
+        bi = bi.multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(24));
+        parse(name, bi.toString() , name + "=7d", args);
+
+        parse(name, "0", name + "=0", args);
+
+        shouldFail(name + "=7xs", args);
+        shouldFail(name + "=7mms", args);
+        shouldFail(name + "=7f", args);
+        //Currently, only value 0 is allowed without unit
+        shouldFail(name + "=7", args);
+    }
+
+    public void testJLong() throws Exception {
+        String name = "name";
+        DiagnosticCommand arg = new DiagnosticCommand(name,
+                "desc", DiagnosticArgumentType.JLONG,
+                false, "0");
+        DiagnosticCommand[] args = {arg};
+
+        wb.parseCommandLine(name + "=10", args);
+        parse(name, "10", name + "=10", args);
+        parse(name, "-5", name + "=-5", args);
+
+        //shouldFail(name + "=12m", args); <-- should fail, doesn't
+    }
+
+    public void testBool() throws Exception {
+        String name = "name";
+        DiagnosticCommand arg = new DiagnosticCommand(name,
+                "desc", DiagnosticArgumentType.BOOLEAN,
+                false, "false");
+        DiagnosticCommand[] args = {arg};
+
+        parse(name, "true", name + "=true", args);
+        parse(name, "false", name + "=false", args);
+        parse(name, "true", name, args);
+
+        //Empty commandline to parse, tests default value
+        //of the parameter "name"
+        parse(name, "false", "", args);
+    }
+
+    public void testMemorySize() throws Exception {
+        String name = "name";
+        String defaultValue = "1024";
+        DiagnosticCommand arg = new DiagnosticCommand(name,
+                "desc", DiagnosticArgumentType.MEMORYSIZE,
+                false, defaultValue);
+        DiagnosticCommand[] args = {arg};
+
+        BigInteger bi = new BigInteger("7");
+        parse(name, bi.toString(), name + "=7b", args);
+
+        bi = bi.multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(1024));
+        parse(name, bi.toString(), name + "=7k", args);
+
+        bi = bi.multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(1024));
+        parse(name, bi.toString(), name + "=7m", args);
+
+        bi = bi.multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(1024));
+        parse(name, bi.toString(), name + "=7g", args);
+        parse(name, defaultValue, "", args);
+
+        //shouldFail(name + "=7gg", args); <---- should fail, doesn't
+        //shouldFail(name + "=7t", args);  <----- should fail, doesn't
+    }
+
+    public void parse(String searchName, String expectedValue,
+            String cmdLine, DiagnosticCommand[] argumentTypes) throws Exception {
+        //parseCommandLine will return an object array that looks like
+        //{<name of parsed object>, <of parsed object> ... }
+        Object[] res = wb.parseCommandLine(cmdLine, argumentTypes);
+        for (int i = 0; i < res.length-1; i+=2) {
+            String parsedName = (String) res[i];
+            if (searchName.equals(parsedName)) {
+                String parsedValue = (String) res[i+1];
+                if (expectedValue.equals(parsedValue)) {
+                    return;
+                } else {
+                    throw new Exception("Parsing of cmdline '" + cmdLine + "' failed!\n"
+                            + searchName + " parsed as " + parsedValue
+                            + "! Expected: " + expectedValue);
+                }
+            }
+        }
+        throw new Exception(searchName + " not found as a parsed Argument!");
+    }
+
+    private void shouldFail(String argument, DiagnosticCommand[] argumentTypes) throws Exception {
+        try {
+            wb.parseCommandLine(argument, argumentTypes);
+            throw new Exception("Parser accepted argument: " + argument);
+        } catch (IllegalArgumentException e) {
+            //expected
+        }
+    }
+}