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From "Greg Lively (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (OGNL-20) Performance - Replace synchronized blocks with ReentrantReadWriteLock
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2011 16:14:11 GMT
Performance - Replace synchronized blocks with ReentrantReadWriteLock
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                 Key: OGNL-20
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OGNL-20
             Project: OGNL
          Issue Type: Improvement
         Environment: ALL
            Reporter: Greg Lively


I've noticed a lot of synchronized blocks of code in OGNL. For the most part, these synchronized
blocks are controlling access to HashMaps, etc. I believe this could be done far better using
ReentrantReadWriteLocks. ReentrantReadWriteLock allows unlimited concurrent access, and single
threads only for writes. Perfect in an environment where the ratio of reads  is far higher
than writes; which is typically the scenario for caching. Plus the access control can be tuned
for reads and writes; not just a big synchronized{} wrapping a bunch of code.

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