RFR (S) : 8014362 : Need to expose some processor features via Unsafe interface

John Rose john.r.rose at oracle.com
Wed May 15 18:21:20 PDT 2013

On May 15, 2013, at 4:24 PM, John Rose <john.r.rose at oracle.com> wrote:

> Given that we may be running on heterogeneous processors in the future, I think a sun.misc.Processor class, designed with similar trust and packaging parameters as sun.misc.Unsafe, will be a useful aid to processor-sensitive optimizations and Java-based compilation mechanisms.  Let's work up a simple initial design, tailored like Unsafe to the mission of the compiler group, and see where it goes.

P.S.  I just filed 8014710 to track this issue.

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