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Bug ID: JDK-6629150 Multithreaded javac
JDK-6629150 : Multithreaded javac

Details
Type:
Enhancement
Submit Date:
2007-11-13
Status:
Open
Updated Date:
2011-09-16
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
Component:
tools
OS:
generic
Sub-Component:
javac
CPU:
generic
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Unresolved
Affected Versions:
6,7
Targeted Versions:

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Description
Our industry is clearly shifting from a CPU with fast single core to a CPU with lots of individually slower core. This is particularly true with Sun and its Niagara offering.

Despite the trend, javac in JDK6 is a single-threaded application, which means it cannot take advantages of modern multi-core CPUs. And we can only expect this pain to get worse as the shift toward multi-core spreads further.

So this RFE is to request the compiler team to introduce parallelism to javac.

                                    

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EVALUATION

See proposed patch in 6713663
                                     
2008-06-12



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