[concurrency-interest] implementing reentrant locks with Thread.currentThread
aph at redhat.com
Fri Nov 8 12:08:14 EST 2013
On 10/21/2013 04:21 AM, Andy Nuss wrote:
> I was wondering, if one is building a type of re-entrant lock, do
> you get better performance by paying the cost of
> Thread.currentThread() for each lock operation, or using a
> ThreadLocal variable. If one chooses the latter, is there an impact
> by having lots of effective thread local storage bloat?
In addition to David Holmes' response, you may be interested to know
just how littel overhead Thread.currentThread() actually is. On a
modern RISC, it is exactly
ldr x13, [xthread,#480]
i.e. the cost of Thread.currentThread() is the same as that of a field
access. A ThreadLocal variable is considerably more expensive.
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