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From "Alexey Varlamov" <alexey.v.varla...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRLVM][JIT] write barrier broken by new jit opts?
Date Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:01:37 GMT
11 Jan 2007 17:26:13 +0600, Egor Pasko <egor.pasko@gmail.com>:
> On the 0x25B day of Apache Harmony Mikhail Fursov wrote:
> > IMO disabling GC for inlined arraycopy IR region is a good idea and it
> > should work.
> > Other proposals from me here:
> > 1) Why to report each object separately? May be calling wb helper once with
> > array of objects could be better?
>
> AFAIR, Robin proposed to report array updates by chunks, which is a
> good idea for fast thread suspension. WB once for small arrays, wb
> several times for large arrays.
>
> > 2) Another solution could be if GC will provide a helper written with
> > vmmagic for array copying by itself?
>
> yes, that makes it a) more elegant/supportable than JIT magic b) has
> GC specifics in GC. But on the other hand we should limit this vmmagic
> functionality by the "optimized" part of arraycopy. All other
> exception throwing pecularities are more natural to implement on JIT
> or VM side.

Hmm, AFAIU "optimized" arraycopy has no GC specifics. Moreover it is,
like API magics, codegen-specific and I do not quite see how it can be
expressed in vmmagics...

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Alexey

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