RFR: 8185886: Improve scrolling performance of TableView and TreeTableView

yosbits github.com+7517141+yososs at openjdk.java.net
Thu Feb 27 03:19:27 UTC 2020

On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:07:02 GMT, Jeanette Winzenburg <fastegal at openjdk.org> wrote:

>> Hmm .. personally, I would consider changing such a basic (and probably highly optimized) implementation used all over the framework is a very high risk change that at the worst outcome would detoriate internal and external code. So before going that lane, I would try - as you probably have, just me not seeing it :) - to tackle the problem from the other end:
>>> I know that in our application, the **thousands of listeners** unregistering when using a TableView was stalling the JavaFX thread.
>> .. sounds like a lot. Any idea, where exactly they come into play?
>> I think that a starting point would be to decide on a spec for the listener notification order: is it specified by their registration order, or that is it unspecified, in which case we can take advantage of this for better performance. Leaving is unspecified and restricting ourselves to having it ordered is losing on both sides.
> technically true - but the implementation was linear with a fixed sequence since-the-beginning-of-java-desktop-time (and sometimes, for good ol' beans properties, even exposed as api to access the array of listeners). So technically, we could go the path of explicitely spec'ing that the order is unspecified. Pretty sure that doing so and implementing it will break tons of application code that's subtly relying on fifo notification (f.i. register before or after skin has its own is a simple wide-spread trick) .. which all did it wrong and might deserve it ;-) But then if even internal code does it ..

In use cases where a large number of listeners are being discarded, it may be better to first consider changing the design to receive event notifications on nodes whose listener registrations are not frequently discarded.


PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jfx/pull/108

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