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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: M4?
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:04:41 GMT
Rana Dasgupta wrote:
> Before deciding on a duration, or posting plans on the Wiki, it may be
> worthwhile to list some of the items that we want to do before the
> next rollout...The duration would possibly fall out of that? With some
> of these, we could either stretch the duration to whatever is adequate
> if we want the feature, or branch the tree if we need to some time
> before release. Here are some DRLVM features that would be good to
> finish.
> 1. Improve 64 bit support ( eg., supporting heapsizes upto native
> limit instead of compressed heaps only ), and enabling better
> performance and code generation for compressed heaps. This is a
> largish item.
> 2. Cocurrent GC. Xiao Feng could add some estimate of dev work, but
> it's not small.
> 3. The threading changes that Weldon and Pavel Rebiry have been doing.
> Another biggish item.
> 4. Class unloading needs no new work, other than bug fixes as we find them.
> 5. Some more work on magic classes? How much?
> 6. Some bugs/subfeature needs that have been sitting in JIRA for a
> while, eg., non local lock inflation to unblock applications like
> Resin
> There are similarly, several classlibrary items, I am sure.

I would suggest it is optimistic to attempt to stabilize three+ major
pieces of work in a single iteration.

Any reason why class unloading should not be default on now?


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