8183232: Avoid resolving method_kind in AbstractInterpreter::can_be_compiled

Doerr, Martin martin.doerr at sap.com
Fri Jun 30 10:14:29 UTC 2017

Hi Claes,

adding hotspot-compiler mailing list since it is JIT related.

First of all, thanks for addressing this performance issue. I think it makes sense to avoid method resolution (method_kind()).

I'm basically ok with the change, but I'd like to share some thoughts.

I think the intention of can_be_compiled() is to prevent compilation of floating point related methods in a stand-alone fashion. The C2 compiler wouldn't use intrinsics in this case. When e.g. C2 inlines the same method into some caller, the intrinsics will be used and may result in a slightly different floating point computation as the stand-alone compiled method (for non-strict math). So the purpose is to enforce consistent computation between interpreter and all compiled methods.

Your current proposal just disables stand-alone computation for all math intrinsics. This still serves the purpose. I guess it wouldn't even really hurt, to prevent stand-alone compilation of intrinsics in general.
But it seems like the design goal was to prevent stand-alone compilation of exactly these functions, which have special compiler intrinsics. This is platform dependent.
I'm not requesting a change, but I just want to mention that the change kind of breaks this design.

Please also note, that there's already an open bug to improve math intrinsics related logic:
Maybe can_be_compiled() can get replaced in that context.

Best regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: hotspot-runtime-dev [mailto:hotspot-runtime-dev-bounces at openjdk.java.net] On Behalf Of Claes Redestad
Sent: Donnerstag, 29. Juni 2017 18:13
To: hotspot-runtime-dev at openjdk.java.net
Subject: RFR: 8183232: Avoid resolving method_kind in AbstractInterpreter::can_be_compiled

Hi all,

it appears profitable for startup to simplify 
to use methodHandle->intrinsic_id() rather than take a detour through 

webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~redestad/8183232/hotspot.00/
bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8183232

Note: Having platform-dependent implementations for can_be_compiled 
seems excessive,
since if the intrinsic isn't implemented the corresponding case will 
never trigger anyway.
No regression can be detected on platforms that doesn't have certain 
intrinsics, such as
SPARC, but if there's preference I can revert to having 
platform-dependent methods.

Testing: JPRT



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