Request for review (S): 7042122: JSR 292: adjust various inline thresholds for JSR 292 API methods and method handle adapters

John Rose john.r.rose at
Thu May 5 12:35:59 PDT 2011

On May 5, 2011, at 12:11 PM, Tom Rodriguez wrote:

> I'm not sure we want to enshrine these just yet, do we?

We know we want more aggressive inlining along deep linear MH chains.  (They don't look like bytecodes.)  But we need a knob to tune.  I think we should have at least one non-specific number like -XX:MethodHandleInlineFactor=50 .  Or is there a better way to do it?

> These settings will affect all code that's in java/lang/invoke, not just method handle call chains.  I would expect that some policy that takes into account the calling chain would do better than just tweaking the inline size and small code values.

You are right, and a better policy would want to take into account named factors such as the above, for tuning experiments.

Christian, would your change work if the inlining changes were restricted to calls nested within a MH.invoke*?  That would probably address the issue Tom raised about effects on code in j/l/i other than MH call chains.

-- John

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