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From "Mikhail Fursov" <mike.fur...@gmail.com>
Subject [drlvm][jit] A framework to inline API (classlib) methods as magics in JIT
Date Mon, 18 Dec 2006 15:19:11 GMT
Some of API methods like java/lang/Math or Integer/Long bits related ones on
some platforms could be replaced with effective native instructions.
I call these methods API magics, because they are close to vmmagics we use
to inline VM helper:  when a set of known Java methods is replaced by JIT
with associated native code.
Some of API magics like Math.min/max/abs are processed in translator to HIR
-> they have analogous ops in HIR.
In http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-2778 I have added
codegenerator's part of the framework for the methods that have LIR
analogues. Now code contains inlining for some bits manipulation methods for
IA32/EM64T platform for Integer and Long classes. I chose these methods
because of the SpecJBB2000 impact (rather small but measurable).

I'm asking to review the code of fast-path methods versions and to collect
the whole list of API magics JIT can inline.
The implementation of new "api magics" could be an interesting task for new
JIT developers.

AFAIK the current list is

*java/lang/Math:[any platform]



So it's very, very short today.

Mikhail Fursov

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