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From "Rana Dasgupta" <rdasg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] Class unloading support
Date Fri, 27 Oct 2006 05:19:13 GMT
Yes, I thought about this breaking MMTk too. BTW, I don't know if Jikes does
class unloading, but they may get automatic unloading almost for free since
it is all java?

I am not very knowledgeable regarding other methods, but I think you can
always count manually to figure out when the loader instance becomes
unreachable. That would be like Aleksey's method 1, which is quite invasive.


> On 10/26/06, Weldon Washburn <weldonwjw@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Steve Blackburn was in Portland Oregon today.  I mentioned the idea of
> > adding a  reference pointer from object to its j.l.Class instance.  MMTk
> > was
> > not designed with this idea in mind.  It looks like you will need to fix
> > this part of MMTk and maintain it yourself.  Steve did not seem thrilled
> > at
> > adding this support to MMTk code base.
> >
> > Have we looked at other class unloading designs?  From what I have read
> > in
> > open literature on object layout, I don't recall any special fields to
> > support class unloading.
> >
> >

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