John Rose john.r.rose at oracle.com
Wed Jan 22 11:50:24 PST 2014

On Jan 10, 2014, at 12:23 AM, Aleksey Shipilev <aleksey.shipilev at oracle.com> wrote:

> Does anyone remember the story behind -XX:+UseOldInlining? I have
> googled, wandered through HotSpot code, searched through JIRA, grepped
> through Mercurial to no avail. The history on this predates OpenJDK.
> In seems we have it unconditionally turned on. It makes the inlining
> policy a little less understandable to have additional branch here and
> there. Should we purge this option from the VM codebase? If so, I can
> prepare the proper revision of this scratch change:
>  http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~shade/scratch/purge-old-inlining.patch

Yes, purge it.  It marks a road not taken long ago.

— John

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