[webkit-dev] Can we drop supporting mixed Wasm::MemoryMode in one process?
yusukesuzuki at slowstart.org
Tue Aug 28 11:49:08 PDT 2018
On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 3:27 Filip Pizlo <fpizlo at apple.com> wrote:
> On Aug 28, 2018, at 11:25 AM, Yusuke Suzuki <yusukesuzuki at slowstart.org>
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 3:22 Filip Pizlo <fpizlo at apple.com> wrote:
>> I don’t like this proposal.
>> If we are running low on memory, we should switch to bounds checked
> How about using bound checking mode exclusively for low environment?
> That would mean that, paradoxically, having a machine with a lot of memory
> means being able to spawn fewer wasm instances.
> We want to support lightweight wasm instances because it wouldn’t be good
> to rule that out as a use case.
Hmmm, can we compile the BBQ phase / initial wasm code without knowing the
attached memory’s mode? The current strategy basically defers compilation
of wasm module until the memory mode is found.
Because of this, WebAssembly.compile is not so meaningful in our
implementation right now...
And wasm ES6 module can import memory externally. This means that we cannot
start wasm compilation after the memory mode of the impprted memory
(described in the imported modulr) is downloaded, analyzed and found.
>> On Aug 28, 2018, at 11:21 AM, Yusuke Suzuki <yusukesuzuki at slowstart.org>
>> Posted this mail to webkit-dev mailing list too :)
>> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 3:19 AM Yusuke Suzuki <yusukesuzuki at slowstart.org>
>>> Hi JSC folks,
>>> In Wasm supported environment, our MemoryMode is a bit dynamic.
>>> When we fail to allocate WasmMemory for signaling mode, we fall back to
>>> the bound checking memory instead.
>>> But Wasm code compiled for signaling / bound checking is incompatible.
>>> If the code is compiled
>>> as signaling mode, and if we attach the memory for bound checking, we
>>> need to recompile the
>>> code for bound checking mode. This introduces significant complexity to
>>> our wasm compilation.
>>> And our WebAssembly.compile is not basically compiling: it is just
>>> Actual compiling needs to be deferred until the memory is attached by
>>> It is not good when we would like to share WasmModule among multiple
>>> wasm threads / workers in the future, since the "compiled" Wasm module is
>>> not actually compiled.
>>> So, my proposal is, can we explore the way to exclusively support one of
>>> MemoryMode in a certain architecture?
>>> For example, in x64, enable signaling mode, and we report OOM errors if
>>> we fail to allocate WasmMemory with signaling mode.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Yusuke Suzuki
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