[concurrency-interest] Spin Loop Hint support: Draft JEP proposal

Viktor Klang viktor.klang at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 13:48:51 EDT 2015


+1

On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 6:35 PM, Paul Sandoz <paul.sandoz at oracle.com> wrote:

>
> > On 8 Oct 2015, at 18:33, mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:
> >
> > 2015/10/8 7:56 -0700, dl at cs.oswego.edu:
> >>>> ...
> >>>>
> >>>> class Thread { //
> >>>>    /**
> >>>>     * A hint to the platform that the current thread is momentarily
> >>>>     * unable to progress. ... add more guidance ...
> >>>>     */
> >>>>     void spinYield();
> >>
> >> should be:
> >>       public static void spinYield();
> >
> > Yes -- let's keep this simple.  It's just one method, another hint
> > in j.l.Thread which can be ignored (or not) by the VM.
> >
> > This concept seems sufficiently well understood, based on its use
> > in other platforms, that putting it directly into j.l.Thread is not
> > a huge risk.  I don't see a strong need for this to start out as a
> > JDK-specific API.
> >
>
> +1
>
> Paul.
>
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