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Ariel WeisbergFeb 13, 2013 12:41 pm 
Vitaly DavidovichFeb 13, 2013 12:51 pm 
Ariel WeisbergFeb 13, 2013 1:45 pm 
Vitaly DavidovichFeb 13, 2013 2:15 pm 
Aaron GrunthalFeb 13, 2013 7:37 pm 
Chris DennisFeb 14, 2013 8:15 am 
Ariel WeisbergFeb 14, 2013 8:56 am 
Vitaly DavidovichFeb 14, 2013 9:31 am 
Nathan ReynoldsFeb 14, 2013 9:41 am 
Subject:Re: [concurrency-interest] Using Atomic*FieldUpdater to remove indirection
From:Aaron Grunthal (
Date:Feb 13, 2013 7:37:38 pm

Btw, Atomic*Updaters are not entirely equivalent to raw volatile/CAS accesses due to a bunch of security checking they do. Especially when security domains are used or the Updater's target class has subclasses then it has to do some checks that the JVM cannot optimize away. So if every ounce of performance counts you probably should do volatile reads and writes to the field handled by the updater directly and only use it for CAS. And as last resort there's also Unsafe, but there usually are bigger fish to fry before you get to that point.

On 13.02.2013 21:41, Ariel Weisberg wrote:


Does it make sense to use Atomic*FieldUpdater to remove the indirection overhead of an AtomicLong and AtomicReference? Similarly, does it make sense to use Atomic* to create indirection in order to avoid false sharing?