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From "Aleksey Shipilev" <aleksey.shipi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VM] On-demand class library parsing is ready to commit
Date Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:04:35 GMT
Hi Wenlong,

I had some performance experiments with your patch. The test system is:
 - Pentium D 820 2.8 Ghz / 2 Gb DDR2-667
 - WD 3200KS, 320 Gb, 16 Mb cache
 - Gentoo Linux x86, 2.6.23
 - Harmony r728459
 - SPECjvm2008

To recreate the stressful conditions over and over the simple script
was written [1]. The script invalidates the caches before actually
starting the workload: re-reads the same 64 Mb file a couple of times
to fill out on-HDD cache, invalidating VFS block caches first to make
sure the data is really requested from the disk.

On HWA [2] these performance results were produced:

"cold-start" (invalidate caches):
clean: (5.24 +- 0.28) secs
ondemand: (4.49 +- 0.17) secs

"warm-start" (don't invalidate caches);
clean: (2.82 +- 0.01) secs
ondemand: (2.80 +- 0.02) secs

That is, on-demand patch does bring +17% (-+9%) improvement on HWA
when running with flushed caches, and does not bring any performance
improvement in warm mode.

As I mentioned several times, this test does not reflect the real
performance end user would perceive, so I took two SPECjvm2008:startup
benchmarks and run each of them 10x10 times.

SPECjvm2008:startup.helloworld, "cold start":
clean: (8.93 +- 0.21) ops/min
ondemand: (9.04 +- 0.03) ops/min

SPECjvm2008:startup.compiler.compiler, "cold start":
clean: (1.44 +- 0.05) ops/min
ondemand: (1.42 +- 0.04) ops/min

As you can see even in very stressful situation there's no boost. I
would find these performance results unconvincing to change the
infrastructure of boolclasspath resolution. Am I missing something


[1] run.sh


JAVA_OPTS="-Xmx1024M -Xms1024M"

for T in `seq 1 10`; do

        echo "*************** EXECUTING ITERATION $T ****************"

        # invalidate HDD caches
        #   - need to replace all entries in LRU HDD cache
        #   - flush the kernel VFS cache first to ensure the data
would be read from disk

        echo "Flushing caches"
        for I in `seq 1 5`; do
                echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

                dd if=cachekiller.file of=/dev/null > /dev/null 2>&1

        echo "Executing."

        # HelloWorld
        /usr/bin/time $JAVA $JAVA_OPTS -cp benchmarks/ HelloWorld 2>&1

        # SPECjvm2008
        #cd $R/benchmarks/storage/SPECjvm2008
        #/usr/bin/time $JAVA $JAVA_OPTS -Djava.awt.headless=true -jar
SPECjvm2008.jar -ikv -i 10 startup.compiler.compiler 2>&1

        echo ""

[2] HelloWorld.java
public class HelloWorld {
public static void main(String[] args) {
        System.out.println("Hello, world!");

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 6:02 AM, Wenlong Li <wenlong@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 7:10 PM, Alexei Fedotov
> <alexei.fedotov@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wenlong,
>> Thanks for removing the commented code.
>> There are several VMs which make use of the Harmony class library,
>> e.g. Harmony VM, J9, Android Dalvik, etc. Your change is Harmony VM
>> specific, isn't it? If it is, then it's better to keep related changes
>> in the VM module. If it is not, then it might be a good idea to keep
>> the changes in the class library module unless other VMs already has
>> such optimization in their code.
> [Wenlong] Though at this moment, you can think on-demand class parsing
> is a specif optimization from your point of view. I believe it could
> be a general technique, e.g., it can be easily deployed in other
> runtime systems. Current VM also depends on the luniglobal.c in
> working_classlib to get all class libraries/modules. e.g., there is a
> cross-module dependence between classlib and VM. When user wants to
> add new module, they should manually change the
> bootclasspath.properties, while if applying this patch, user should
> revise my added property file instead of the bootclasspath.properties.
> I understand modifying bootclasspath file may be a specification.
>> In any case crossing module boundary would make class library users
>> think more than once or even write some code. Is it technically
>> possible to prepare a patch which does not change module boundaries?
>> What do you think?
> [Wenlong] Yes, it is possible from technical perspective, but a little
> complicated. I can think about it. :)
>> As for your performance experiments, which particular test are your
>> measuring? It is bootclasspath-unpretentious "Hello, world", isn't it?
> [Wenlong] My startup means the work executed before running user's
> computation. That is, the vm creation time. I manually add
> instrumentation code for execution time in JNI_CreateJavaVM of
> JNI.cpp. This startup work is common for any benchmarks. My experiment
> was conducted on both Windows and Linux system. Please see my previous
> message about performance gain from this optimization.
> Thx,
> Wenlong
>> Thanks!
>> On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 2:19 AM, Wenlong Li <wenlong@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 12:42 AM, Alexei Fedotov
>>> <alexei.fedotov@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Wenlong,
>>>> Have I missed a discussion of the proposed design? I see that you
>>>> expose a new public interface:
>>>>  /**
>>>>  * @map the jar with exported package in the pending jar list for
>>>> on-demand jar parsing
>>>>  *   Key is the jar, and value is the package exported by this jar
>>>>  */
>>>> DECLARE_OPEN(void, vm_properties_set_pending_jar, (const char* key,
>>>> const char* value));
>>>> Did you mean "Maps" instead of "@map"? Strangely the word "pending"
>>>> disappeared from the name of the wrapping VMI interface
>>>> SetJarPackageMapping . Why should we extend both OPEN and VMI
>>>> interfaces with the same function? Why did you put your code into
>>>> working_classlib/modules/luni/src/main/native/luni/shared/luniglob.c,
>>>> thus introducing another dependency between VM and class library?
>>> [Wenlong] The boot class path is defined in luniglobal.c in Harmony,
>>> and it also has dependence with VM. In my understanding, my patch is
>>> related to boot class path determination, so I also put my code in
>>> luniglobal.c, and use VMI interface to communicate with VM.
>>>> +            //rcSetProperty = (*vmInterface)->SetJarPackageMapping
>>>> (vmInterface, jarName, jarValue);
>>>> +            /*
>>>> +            hymem_free_memory(jarName);
>>>> +            hymem_free_memory(jarValue);
>>>> +            */
>>>> Should we really commit the commented code?
>>>> Thanks.
>>> [Wenlong] Please see my latest version of patch in the list. Such
>>> commented code has been removed.
>>>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>
>>>>> I was hoping that somebody else would comment first, so I don't have
>>>>> be the grumpy one all the time :-)
>>>>> As I said before, this is good prototyping work...
>>>>> Wenlong Li wrote:
>>>>>> I did the pre-commit test on the patch of on-demand class library
>>>>>> parsing (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-6039), and
>>>>>> works well now.
>>>>>> Can Harmony incorporate this feature?
>>>>> I'm not sure it is ready for committing to the head stream yet.
>>>>>> Via on-demand class parsing, we can reduce startup time from 20+
>>>>>> seconds to 3 seconds for cold runing, and 170 ms to 140 ms for warm-up
>>>>>> running on Core 2 Duo with Windows.
>>>>> Can you tell me how to reproduce 20+sec cold start-up?  I haven't seen
>>>>> anything like that in my simple tests.
>>>>>> After applying the patch, please note there is some change to add
new modules.
>>>>>> (1) If you want to add new modules/libraries, please don't put them
>>>>>> the bootclasspath.properties file. This file now only saves modules
>>>>>> needed during startup (the VM startup only accesses class libraries
>>>>>> eight modules)
>>>>> That would break too much.  How about creating a new file rather than
>>>>> re-purposing an existing file with different semantics?  This file is
>>>>> used by Jikes, IBM VME, the Eclipse plug-in, at least.
>>>>>> (2) For new modules/libraries, please put them in the
>>>>>> modulelibrarymapping.properties file. You should specify the module
>>>>>> name and its exported class library. Here is one example:
>>>>>> math.jar=java.math, where "math.jar" means the module name, and
>>>>>> "java.math" means the class libraries this module exports.
>>>>> As we discussed on another thread, its unclear if the time is spent in
>>>>> following the slow indexing through the classpath/JAR directories, or
>>>>> whether it is speed of loading bytes once we know what we need.  I think
>>>>> that it is premature to abandon the JAR manifest data as the principal
>>>>> source of metadata until we understand the problem this solves.
>>>>> Can we measure where the time is spent in the current implementation?
>>>>> I think it will help guide this approach to a better solution.
>>>>> What tools do you recommend for profiling start-up?
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> Tim
>>>> --
>>>> С уважением,
>>>> Алексей Федотов,
>>>> ЗАО «Телеком Экспресс»
>> --
>> С уважением,
>> Алексей Федотов,
>> ЗАО «Телеком Экспресс»
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