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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] HARMONY-1582 - invocation API for DRLVM
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 04:35:32 GMT

On Sep 27, 2006, at 4:04 PM, Weldon Washburn wrote:

> On 9/26/06, Evgueni Brevnov <evgueni.brevnov@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On 9/27/06, Andrey Chernyshev <a.y.chernyshev@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > (3)
>> > One more lock is added - hythread_lib_lock. How is that differ from
>> > the hythread_global_lock that we already have? Each extra lock  
>> to the
>> > system may add more possibilities for deadlocks, as well as can
>> > negatively impact the scalability (unless some of the existing  
>> locks
>> > are split).
>> hythread_lib_lock acquires exactly the same lock as
>> hythread_global_lock. Probably I miss something but we need to be
>> compatible with IBM threading library now. This library has such
>> function. That's why I added it. Sounds right?
>
>
> Well,  this sort of, kind of sounds right but not quite.  Its a  
> little more
> subtle than being compatible with IBM threading library.  The first  
> goal is
> to identify the parts of IBM threading library that are JVM  
> independent.  It
> makes sense for DRLVM to be compatible with the independent  
> parts.   This
> should be a nobrainer.

It's not IBM's threading library.  It's Harmony's threading library. :)

geir


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