[concurrency-interest] JDK 9's compareAndSet vs compareAndExchange

Aleksey Shipilev shade at redhat.com
Fri Sep 23 05:57:58 EDT 2016

On 09/23/2016 11:36 AM, Dávid Karnok wrote:
>     The caveat for VarHandles though is, $h is better to come from the
>     (static final) constant, otherwise you will have lots of unfolded checks
>     in VH mechanics, which may affect performance even more.
> I was considering asking this separately. Former code used either
> AtomicReferenceFieldUpdater + instance or AtomicReference as input
> parameter. I was under the assumption that the method would get inlined
> and the $h is $this.field and $instance becomes $this.

Yes, that should happen. But on off-chance inlining breaks, it is a good
idea to have the accessor methods closer to A*FU/VH fields, so that you
can reference them directly. This is a common practice for using A*FU
(and by extension, VHs). Passing things around may run into surprises.


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