OpenJdk interpreter

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at Sun.COM
Wed Jul 2 15:05:46 PDT 2008

Nagy1981 wrote:
> Hi, 
> I am trying to modify the hotspot interpreter to collect some profile data.
> The main thing I want to do is build a call-tree. I want to add a hook to
> the interpreter whenever an invoke_* bytecode operation is about to execute
> such that my call-tree gets updated. Can you please guide me to the part of
> the code where  control is passed from the interpreter to the assembly code
> corresponding to a bytecode operation. All I can find is parts where the
> assembly code get generated, but I can't figure out where it is executed.

Have you looked at the javadoc for the JVMTI_EVENT_METHOD_ENTRY event?

Does this supply the functionality you need?  It would be easier to write a JVM TI agent [1] to 
collect this information than it would be to modify the interpreter.

If you still want to modify the JVM code, read over jvmtiExport.cpp.  Look for
void JvmtiExport::post_method_entry()

If you still want to modify the JVM, look over the code base for calls to post_method_entry() 
and that should give you an idea where to start.

Hope this helps - Tim Bell

[1] The JVM Tool Interface (JVM TI): How VM Agents Work

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