[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 148267] New: Investigate asm.js memory growth perf

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Thu Aug 20 16:59:32 PDT 2015


            Bug ID: 148267
           Summary: Investigate asm.js memory growth perf
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: WebKit
           Version: WebKit Nightly Build
          Hardware: Unspecified
                OS: Unspecified
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: JavaScriptCore
          Assignee: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
          Reporter: alonzakai at gmail.com

Created attachment 259529
  --> https://bugs.webkit.org/attachment.cgi?id=259529&action=review
Fannkuch benchmark with memory growth

Attached is an example benchmark of fannkuch compiled by emscripten with asm.js memory growth. That means that the typed arrays representing memory (HEAP8, etc.) are modifiable, we replace them when we resize memory. (This uses ArrayBuffer.transfer when present, but does not depend on that.)

This is efficient in Firefox and Edge, as part of asm.js validation and the AOT compilation approach. On Chrome it is known to be slow,


Filip asked me to file this issue here, to investigate performance in JavaScriptCore.

Note that memory growth is disabled by default in emscripten, so probably not much code out there uses it. If we can see that it's fast across the board, it would be nice to enable it, as it lets people compile their code without deciding ahead of time on the maximum amount of memory.

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