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From Robin Garner <Robin.Gar...@anu.edu.au>
Subject Re: RT: Escape analysis
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2005 02:13:28 GMT
Florian Weimer wrote:

>>http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-jtp09275.html - Yummy.
>Soot and JCVM already implement this as well, IIRC.  The problems Tim
>mentioned are addressed by JCVM by relying on inlining to expose stack
>allocation opportunities.
The conclusion reached in the OOPSLA paper referred to (Choi et al 1999) 
is that stack allocation produced a relatively insignificant speedup, 
but that locking optimizations for objects that don't escape thread 
context was significant.

In a heap with a bump-pointer allocator, allocation is cheap.  Stack 
allocation can potentially produce a slow-down by reducing locality in 
the stack, and complicating the task of scanning the stack.

-- Robin

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