RFR: 8153334: Replace BufferedInputStreams use of AtomicReferenceFieldUpdater with Unsafe

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at oracle.com
Tue Apr 12 14:50:52 UTC 2016

> On 6 Apr 2016, at 16:52, Vitaly Davidovich <vitalyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> So are there any bootstrap issues with VH that would preclude using it in BufferedInputStream?

FWIW I did a quick perf experiment a while ago modifying A*FU to use VHs underneath and the VM booted just fine.

> Is that even known at this point?

Not precisely.

> You mentioned that VH was designed to minimize bootstrapping issues, but where's the "minimized" line drawn?

I want to draw the line where it’s possible to modify CHM to use VHs.


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