|Mixed Mode Execution and Register Allocation firstname.lastname@example.org (1998-05-15)|
|Re: Mixed Mode Execution and Register Allocation email@example.com (1998-05-23)|
|Re: Mixed Mode Execution and Register Allocation cliff.click@Eng.Sun.COM (Clifford Click) (1998-05-23)|
|Re: Mixed Mode Execution and Register Allocation firstname.lastname@example.org (John Pieper) (1998-05-30)|
|Re: Mixed Mode Execution and Register Allocation cliff.click@Eng.Sun.COM (Clifford Click) (1998-05-30)|
|From:||Clifford Click <cliff.click@Eng.Sun.COM>|
|Date:||23 May 1998 00:42:14 -0400|
Hugh Leather wrote:
> Java is typically interpreted or just-in-time compiled. The
> former suffers being slow to run, the latter from being slow to start.
> My program starts by interpreting the code, whilst in the background
> preparing it for profiling. Once a method has been profiled, that
> information can be used for doing a superior compilation. The
> resulting code can then be saved, etc. If you have any statistics
> that may prove useful in demonstrating the benefits of such an
> approach please send them to me.
This is the approach used by Sun's HotSpot technology.
It's really quite complicated in practice.
> I am a computer science student and my final year
> project is to write a Java virtual machine.
This seems like an overly large senior project.
Perhaps you should talk to your advisor & adjust your goals?
> I have not fully compiled the code yet, since the work of
> writing a whole JVM has proved a little more than I had at first
> My major focus is on good register allocation. I would like
> to know what approaches are taken at the moment, and in particular if
> there are any that use profiling information to improve the results.
> Generally, if you have anything that you thinkm may be useful
> to me, please reply.
I think most global allocators use profile info to feed into spill
cost analysis. I.e., the cost of spilling a live-range is the cost
of all the inserted loads & stores multiplied by the expected
Cliff Click Compiler Designer and Researcher
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