class initialization check overhead

Jeff Sturm
Fri Oct 25 05:37:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, Boehm, Hans wrote:
> We need to be careful about memory ordering issues in this code.  On
> current X86 processors it's probably OK.  On Itanium the test needs to
> involve an aquire load.  On some some other architectures a barrier is
> needed to ensure that loads following the test really can't see the
> preinitialization values.

Would declaring the test variable with java volatile be sufficient?
(Assuming "volatile" is actually implemented?)


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