A portable sampling-based profiler for Java virtual machines

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A portable sampling-based profiler for Java virtual machines
This paper describes a portable and efficient sampling-based online measurement system for production-level Java virtual machines. This system is designed to provide continuous real time system performance measurements to a dynamic compiler, which can use these measurements to target frequently executed and time-consuming code for optimization and to make more informed optimization decisions. Because the system has very low overhead, it can be run continuously, providing a feedback mechanism to the dynamic compiler. This system utilizes a novel data structure, the partial calling context tree (PCCT), which allows the efficient encoding of approximate context-sensitive profile information. The PCCT is organized such that both incremental updates and extracting the important information are efficient operations. This online measurement system has been implemented in a cross-platform industry-leading Java Just-In-Time compiler. We present detailed performance results on a variety of plat...
John Whaley
Added 25 Aug 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Where JAVA
Authors John Whaley
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