SA.NEXT - SA feedback needed
coleen.phillimore at oracle.com
Mon Feb 10 05:32:47 PST 2014
On 2/10/2014 4:07 AM, Staffan Larsen wrote:
>>> I've said before that I believe the SA should be discontinued unless
>>> the problem of duplicated hotspot code in it can be resolved. We
>>> are in the process of changing many things in the code and the tax
>>> of a duplicate implementation in Java is too high. Find a way to
>>> use the libjvm.so or a libjvm_sa.so to retrieve hotspot internals.
>> The main problem, as I see it, is the lack of testing and
>> self-verification. If the SA would do that as part of compilation we
>> wouldn’t have a broken SA every other build.
No, it's not just that it needs to be tested automatically. It needs
to not make you write your change twice, once in the JVM and another
time in Java. The duplicated code needs to be removed. There should be
exactly one copy of the symbol table code, for example.
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