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Inlining Java native calls at runtime
Levon S. Stepanian

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Inlining Java native calls at runtime.

Published 2005 .
Written in English.

About the Book

This thesis addresses the performance issues associated with the JNI by providing a strategy that transforms JNI callbacks into semantically equivalent but significantly cheaper operations at runtime. In order to do so, the strategy first inlines native functions into Java applications using a Just-in-time (JIT) compiler. Native function inlining is performed by leveraging the ability to store statically-generated intermediate language alongside native binaries. Once inlined, transformed native code can be further optimized due to the availability of runtime information to the JIT compiler.Preliminary evaluations on a prototype implementation of our strategy show that it can substantially reduce the overhead of performing native calls and JNI callbacks, while preserving the opaque and binary-compatible characteristics of the JNI.Despite the overheads associated with the Java Native Interface (JNI), its opaque and binary-compatible nature make it the preferred interoperability mechanism for Java applications that use legacy, high-performance and architecture-dependent native code.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-02, page: 0946.

Advisor: Angela Demke-Brown.

Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Toronto, 2005.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

GERSTEIN MICROTEXT copy on microfiche (1 microfiche).

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Pagination
80 leaves.
Number of pages
80

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19216590M
ISBN 10
0494071923

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