RFR: 8271820: Implementation of JEP 416: Reimplement Core Reflection with Method Handle [v8]
mchung at openjdk.java.net
Mon Sep 20 18:35:57 UTC 2021
On Wed, 1 Sep 2021 01:05:32 GMT, Mandy Chung <mchung at openjdk.org> wrote:
>> This reimplements core reflection with method handles.
>> For `Constructor::newInstance` and `Method::invoke`, the new implementation uses `MethodHandle`. For `Field` accessor, the new implementation uses `VarHandle`. For the first few invocations of one of these reflective methods on a specific reflective object we invoke the corresponding method handle directly. After that we spin a dynamic bytecode stub defined in a hidden class which loads the target `MethodHandle` or `VarHandle` from its class data as a dynamically computed constant. Loading the method handle from a constant allows JIT to inline the method-handle invocation in order to achieve good performance.
>> The VM's native reflection methods are needed during early startup, before the method-handle mechanism is initialized. That happens soon after System::initPhase1 and before System::initPhase2, after which we switch to using method handles exclusively.
>> The core reflection and method handle implementation are updated to handle chained caller-sensitive method calls  properly. A caller-sensitive method can define with a caller-sensitive adapter method that will take an additional caller class parameter and the adapter method will be annotated with `@CallerSensitiveAdapter` for better auditing. See the detailed description from .
>> Ran tier1-tier8 tests.
>>  https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8013527
>>  https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8271820?focusedCommentId=14439430&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-14439430
> Mandy Chung has updated the pull request incrementally with one additional commit since the last revision:
> minor cleanup and more test case.
Thanks for doing the Jackson (de)serialization benchmark. I'll follow up with Claes when he returns from vacation end of this week and see if we can agree that performance improvements can be explored as follows-up works.
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