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From "Slava Shakin" <vyacheslav.p.sha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][threadmanager] Fast thread local data access
Date Fri, 20 Oct 2006 14:04:49 GMT

"Mikhail Fursov" <mike.fursov@gmail.com> wrote in message 
> On 10/20/06, Slava Shakin <vyacheslav.p.shakin@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think a generic encoding interface exposed by a component could return
>> for
>> a given helper a mask of affected registers, description of input and
>> return
>> parameters, and should not produce any other side effects including VM
>> calls
>> or exception throwing. BTW implementing a similar description mechanism
>> for
>> traditional VM helpers will also help modularity. Instead of helpers, we
>> could think about extensible magics framework where magics are
>> expanded/encoded by responsible components.
> Slava,
> The functionality you described could be reasonable for very low-level and
> platform+OS specific magics only like TLS access.
> The unboxed Java magics IMO are much more flexible because they are
> converted to the HIR by JIT translator.

Yes, sure.

> -- 
> Mikhail Fursov

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