Updates j.u.c patch and added loop results <was> Re: VarHandle prototype pushed

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at oracle.com
Fri Sep 12 14:58:33 UTC 2014


I recently:

- merged 9 updates to CompletableFuture and F/J.

- updated the JUC patch converting many j.u.c classes to use VarHandle


(Still have to do CHM, which i hope does not introduce a bootstrap issue, there is certainly one if MHs are used.)

- uploaded some 166 loop test results run on Dell laptop with an Intel Core i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz x 4. All CPUs were frozen at 2GHz with power management disabled.


Have yet to do any analysis of the results.


On Aug 7, 2014, at 10:31 AM, Paul Sandoz <Paul.Sandoz at oracle.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have just pushed the VarHandle prototype. More details can be found here:
>  http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psandoz/varhandles/VarHandle-0.1.md
>  http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psandoz/varhandles/jvmls14-varHandles.pdf
> Hopefully it won't cause too much disturbance in the "force", but if anyone pulled in-between my pushes to jdk, langtools and hotspot then one will need pull again so everything is in sync. Also, it is unlikely to step on the value type/specialization area as the changes to langtools/hotspot are focused on areas particular to polymorphic signature methods.
> This prototype is sufficient to play around with the API, validate performance and find issues, but it's still very much work in progress.
> I have yet to push a patch to update certain j.u.c classes to replace Unsafe with VarHandle [1]. I am pondering whether to have separate renamed classes, which is nice for a side-to-side comparison in the same code base, but would force test code (e.g. 166 loops tests) to be updated.
> Paul.
> [1] http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psandoz/varhandles/jdk-varhandle-juc.patch/webrev/

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