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From "Daniel Pitts (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (OGNL-20) Performance - Replace synchronized blocks with ReentrantReadWriteLock
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2011 02:27:12 GMT

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Daniel Pitts commented on OGNL-20:
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Maurizio, my patch was actually just for benchmarking the various approaches, its far from
what I'd consider good for inclusion.
 
                
> Performance - Replace synchronized blocks with ReentrantReadWriteLock
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: OGNL-20
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OGNL-20
>             Project: OGNL
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>         Environment: ALL
>            Reporter: Greg Lively
>         Attachments: Bench Results.txt, Caching_Mechanism_Benchmarks.patch
>
>
> 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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