A bytecode set for adaptive optimizations

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A bytecode set for adaptive optimizations
IWST 2014 at ESUG, Cambridge

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A bytecode set for adaptive optimizations

  1. 1. A bytecode set for adaptive optimizations Clément Béra & Eliot Miranda Thursday, August 21, 14
  2. 2. Introduction • The Cog VM is the standard VM for: • Pharo • Squeak • Newspeak Thursday, August 21, 14
  3. 3. Introduction • Working runtime bytecode to bytecode optimizer for Cog’s JIT • The optimizer • depends the bytecode set quality • needs new bytecode instructions Thursday, August 21, 14
  4. 4. Introduction • Design of a new bytecode set Thursday, August 21, 14
  5. 5. Plan • Context • Challenges for a good bytecode set • Current Issues • New bytecode set • Switching between bytecode sets Thursday, August 21, 14
  6. 6. Context • Compiled methods are objects • Shared between the VM and the image Thursday, August 21, 14
  7. 7. Memory representation of Compiled Method in 32 bits with the new Memory Manager Spur Object header (8 bytes) compiled method header (4 bytes) literals (4 bytes per literal) bytecodes (variable) source pointer (variable, usually 4 bytes) Thursday, August 21, 14
  8. 8. Memory representation of Compiled Method in 32 bits with the new Memory Manager Spur Object header (8 bytes) compiled method header (4 bytes) literals (4 bytes per literal) bytecodes (variable) source pointer (variable, usually 4 bytes) Thursday, August 21, 14
  9. 9. Bytecode set • Stack based • Interpreted by the StackInterpreter • Compiled to machine code by Cogit • Generated by the in-image compiler Thursday, August 21, 14
  10. 10. Challenges • Generic challenges • Challenges for the bytecode optimizer Thursday, August 21, 14
  11. 11. Generic challenges • Platform-independent • Compact • Easy to decode • Backward compatibility Thursday, August 21, 14
  12. 12. Optimizer challenges ... Thursday, August 21, 14
  13. 13. Optimizer Thursday there’s a talk about it. • Inlining • Primitive specialization Thursday, August 21, 14
  14. 14. Optimizer challenges • Inlined primitives / unsafe operations • Large methods • Access to non receiver instance variable • Extendable Thursday, August 21, 14
  15. 15. Current issues • Large method unsupported • Few available bytes • Primitive encoding forbidding inlining • DoubleExtendedDoAnything bytecode • Immediate objects compaction • Late addition of the closure bytecode Thursday, August 21, 14
  16. 16. New bytecode set • Extendable instructions (prefix) • Inlined primitives / unsafe operations • Extendable (available bytes) • Maximum number of literals increased Thursday, August 21, 14
  17. 17. New bytecode set • Overall bytecode size smaller • Immediate objects compaction • Easier decoding • Sorted by number of bytes • Sorted by functionalities • Closure decoding improved Thursday, August 21, 14
  18. 18. Bytecode set switch • Offline converter: hard to debug • VM supporting two bytecode set • Bit in compiled method header Thursday, August 21, 14
  19. 19. Conclusion • Designed a bytecode set for runtime bytecode to bytecode optimizations • Next step is to work on the optimizer • Come at my talk thursday about it Thursday, August 21, 14
  20. 20. Questions Thursday, August 21, 14

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