RFR (S): Failure after windows compiler upgrade
kim.barrett at oracle.com
Tue Apr 28 20:26:37 UTC 2015
On Apr 28, 2015, at 3:07 PM, Vladimir Kozlov <vladimir.kozlov at oracle.com> wrote:
> First, correctness fix is overweight performance benefits.
> Second, this is very urgent issue since we can't promote Hotspot for more then 3 weeks now.
I agree with David Holmes: "I'd accept the current fix as a temporary workaround to get the tests passing again.” That isn’t how it’s been presented so far. A CR for followup would address that concern.
> Fifth, 32-bit java on Windows is not as important as 64-bit version which is current mainstream.
“not as important” is very different from “not important”. Disabling the use of SSE may have widespread effects. I know that gcc uses SSE in all sorts of not necessarily expected places when that feature is enabled.
> I don't know why you want to optimize it when it is slower than 64-bit anyway (which has more general registers and other benefits).
For the same reason we support it at all?
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