RFR (trivial): 8216285: Enable inlining of CollectedHeap::obj-/array-/class_allocate

Roman Kennke rkennke at redhat.com
Tue Jan 8 11:44:02 UTC 2019

>>>> Those methods are virtual. How useful is it to flag them 'inline' ?
>>> Useful enough to measurably save a few ns/op on Array.newInstance and
>>> Object.clone microbenchmarks (when running TieredStopAtLevel=1 to stay
>>> in the JNI slow path).
>> If a method is virtual, it cannot be inlined, right? Unless you call it
>> in a funny non-virtual way. Or what am I missing?
> Could be these are the only implementations when compiling without
> shenandoah so gcc realizes the virtual can be ignored?

I doubt that gcc can make that call. The linker probably could, but at
this point it would be too late. C++ is not Java. I don't think the
patch hurts, but I doubt its usefulness ;-)


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