review (M) for 4809552: Optimize Arrays.fill(...)
Y. Srinivas Ramakrishna
y.s.ramakrishna at oracle.com
Fri Aug 20 09:59:11 PDT 2010
Osvaldo Doederlein wrote:
> 2010/8/20 Ulf Zibis <Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de>:
>> A comment aside:
>> int ia = new int[SIZE];
>> Arrays.fill(ia, 1234);
>> The 1st line causes the array to be first filled with zeroes according the
>> The 2nd line causes the array to be *again* filled with 1234's.
>> This situation could be optimized by the JIT in skipping the zero-filling.
>> Maybe this is just done by HotSpot, then forget my 2 cents.
> I think the zero-filling is already performed as part of memory
> management & GC, so new never needs to zero-fill?
As you might have surmised from Tom's response,
no GC's (except perhaps G1?) now do 0-fill. (Although there is an
option to enable 0-filling of TLAB's, it's off by default.)
>> 1 cent more:
>> To give programmer better control of that and to enhance the interpreter in
>> the same way, we would need to have an additional syntax, something like:
>> int  ia = new int[SIZE](1234); // Project Coin candidate!
>> Am 20.08.2010 00:11, schrieb Tom Rodriguez:
>> 4809552: Optimize Arrays.fill(...)
>> This adds new logic to recognize fill idioms and convert them into a
>> call to an optimized fill routine. Loop predication creates easily
>> matched loops that are simply replaced with calls to the new assembly
>> stubs. Currently only 1,2 and 4 byte primitive types are supported.
>> Objects and longs/double will be supported in a later putback. Tested
>> with runthese, nsk and ctw plus jbb2005.
More information about the hotspot-compiler-dev