API review of VarHandles

David M. Lloyd david.lloyd at redhat.com
Fri Jan 22 14:04:23 UTC 2016

On 01/22/2016 07:57 AM, Aleksey Shipilev wrote:
> On 01/22/2016 04:54 PM, David M. Lloyd wrote:
>> The costs are both performance and memory overhead.  The
>> Atomic*FieldUpdaters are good for memory usage and reasonably usable,
>> but suffer from performance problems and generics issues.
> Hopefully, not anymore:
>   http://shipilev.net/blog/2015/faster-atomic-fu/
> BTW, those are the same techniques we use to compile VarHandles down to
> the naked memory accesses.

Great, nice work, and nice article!

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