JDK 9 proposal: allocating ByteBuffers on heterogeneous memory

mark.reinhold at oracle.com mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Mon Apr 18 23:01:37 UTC 2016

2016/4/8 1:41:47 -0700, paul.sandoz at oracle.com:
> On 8 Apr 2016, at 00:03, Dohrmann, Steve <steve.dohrmann at intel.com> wrote:
>> Just to clarify, it is incidental that the proposed Memory interface
>> has only one method.  We see the value of the interface as
>> nominative; a new type that can be passed around to abstract various
>> sources of ByteBuffer memory.
> I suspected as much, but would prefer that we gain more experience on
> what this interface should be, and how it intersects with other
> efforts, rather than introducing a skeletal version now.

I agree with Paul on this.  It seems premature to introduce some kind of
grand "Memory" abstraction.  Without actual experience with a broad set
of use cases we're almost certain to get it wrong.  If what you want to
do now can be expressed via IntFunction<ByteBuffer> then that seems a
good basis for further experimentation.

- Mark

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