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From "Gregory Shimansky (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HARMONY-3231) [threading] There is a performance improvement if using "initial-exec" tls model on em64t linux.
Date Thu, 22 Feb 2007 13:20:06 GMT

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Gregory Shimansky commented on HARMONY-3231:

Does it mean that initial-exec has to be enabled for Harmony VM launcher?
It is the first module that is loaded into the memory first.

> [threading] There is a performance improvement if using "initial-exec" tls model on em64t
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HARMONY-3231
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-3231
>             Project: Harmony
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: DRLVM
>         Environment: linux-em64t
>            Reporter: Rustem Rafikov
>         Attachments: initial-exec-em64t.diff
> Hi All, 
> The attached patch changes tls model to initial-exec for linux-em64t (instead of general-dynamic
by default). This allows avoiding of __tls_addr_get calls to obtain the address of a thread-local
variable. Initial-exec can be used when all modules are loaded before a program starts working
but may not be loaded at runtime with dlopen(). 
> The attached patch gives us up to 10% boost on specjbb2005 @ lnx64(and more on thread
intensive benchmarks).
> --bwR

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