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From "Weldon Washburn" <weldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][gcv5] finalizer design
Date Fri, 15 Dec 2006 16:46:11 GMT
On 12/14/06, Salikh Zakirov <Salikh.Zakirov@intel.com> wrote:
> Weldon Washburn wrote:
> > Harmony-2560 adds a second finalizer implementation to the Apache code
> > base.
> Speaking of finalizers design, I would like to note that HARMONY-1952
> has a proof-of-concept idea of refining the current weak references
> design to prevent running java code from a vm_hint_finalize() callback,
> which may happen anywhere in the user code.
> > But "build
> > test" does not exercise finalizers to any degree.
> Not true.
> $ grep -lr finalize vm/tests/
> vm/tests/kernel/java/lang/RuntimeAdditionalSupport2.java
> vm/tests/kernel/java/lang/RuntimeAdditionalTest40.java
> vm/tests/kernel/java/lang/RuntimeAdditionalTest43.java
> vm/tests/kernel/java/lang/RuntimeTest2.java
> vm/tests/kernel/java/lang/SystemExtensionTest.java
> vm/tests/smoke/exception/FinalizeStackTest.java
> vm/tests/smoke/gc/Finalizer.java
> vm/tests/smoke/gc/FinAlloc.java
> vm/tests/smoke/gc/RunFinalizersOnExitTest.java
> vm/tests/smoke/gc/SynchronizedFinilazersTest.java
> vm/tests/smoke/stress/Finalizer.java
> vm/tests/smoke/thread/InfiniteFinalizer.java
> But then, I believe that 'build test' run without any additional switches
> will not exercise any of GCv5.

Salikh, thanks for pointing this out.  The worry that the existing finalizer
is disrupted by gcv5 finalizer looks to be unfounded.

> In any case, long term we need just one finalizer design and
> > implementation.  I would like to see a discussion on the merits of each
> of
> > the finalizer approaches.  It would be good to pick one approach within
> one
> > week.  Then we can clean up the code to reduce confusion.
> I guess you mean "it would be good if someone submits a _cleaned code_
> within one week so that we could make a decision" ?
> Actually what I mean is that I would like to see a design discussion.  Now
that I think about it, its probably longer than one week to discuss
finalizer designs.

Weldon Washburn
Intel Enterprise Solutions Software Division

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