RFR: JDK-8306860: Avoid unnecessary allocation in List.map() when list is empty

Christoph Dreis duke at openjdk.org
Fri May 12 11:28:45 UTC 2023

On Mon, 10 Apr 2023 14:40:00 GMT, Christoph Dreis <duke at openjdk.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been profiling our compilation tasks lately and noticed that `List.map` is under the top consumers.
> <img width="1045" alt="image" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/6304496/230922012-d9c8f63f-beba-4e8a-a33c-367fb3cbf147.png">
> There are probably more aggressive options to optimize this, but I found that checking for empty lists already reduces the overall allocations by ~500MB for one of our compilation tasks with no measurable regressions (but also no noticeable improvements) in timings.
> <img width="943" alt="image" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/6304496/230922383-e0363eca-bc87-4ad2-8465-ca1e801bd164.png">
> In case you consider this worthwhile, I'd appreciate a sponsoring of this (including a ticket because I have no rights to create one, review etc.). I've found https://bugs.openjdk.org/browse/JDK-8032359 but this was closed as won't fix.
> Let me know what you think.
> Cheers,
> Christoph

Is there anyone willing to sponsor this? Would be highly appreciated.


PR Comment: https://git.openjdk.org/jdk/pull/13407#issuecomment-1545594327

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