A few folks in the SF Bay area are planning to get together to discuss GC statepoints

Specifically, I wanted to sit down with Sanjoy and Philip who have been working on getting the current statepoint infrastructure sufficiently well integrated with the optimizer to do early statepoint insertion, and discuss what the path forward is here.

If anyone happens to be in the area and is interested in attending, please let me know. Currently, I’m planning to host things up on Google’s campus on the afternoon of Thursday, August 6th (the day of the LLVM social). It’s likely to be an open-ended discussion to explore the issues in this space and understand them, and all are more than welcome. Of course, we can’t make any decisions, but hopefully we can come up with some ideas for a cohesive plan, and when we come back to the list things will be in a more concrete state.

Again, if you’d like to join us, by all means drop me a line and let me know.

Time: 3:00pm
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/KGlUi


Hi Chandler,

A few of us up here in Seattle would be interested, but we’re too cheap to buy plane tickets. Is it reasonable to set up a conference call? How the optimizer deals with statepoints is important to us.


That might work. I’m actually particularly interested in your perspective here, so even if it doesn’t, I had already planned to specifically email you to make sure I got your thoughts here.

But maybe a conference call would work. By far the easiest is for us to do a Google hangout, which would give video and audio. Would that work on your end?

Seems like something we should be able to do. (though I haven’t tried it) Let’s tentatively say that’s the plan and I’ll run down any issues on my end.