Determining whether a particular JDK Method typically has an intrinsic implementation

拜拜、爱过 提交于 2019-12-04 19:25:36


Short of the reading the OpenJDK source code (which I'm not averse to) is there a reasonably comprehensive (or 'official') list of intrinsic operations within the Hotspot JVM (say for Intel)?

For example, what's the quickest way to determine whether Math.abs() will generally be converted directly to a few native instructions wherever it is used?


The relevant part of the OpenJDK source code states:

"Here are all the intrinsics known to the runtime and the CI."

So I suppose that's comprehensive enough!


Java 9 adds the @HotSpotIntrinsicCandidate annotation. Methods annotated with that annotation will have intrinsics for them.

Unfortunately this annotation does not show up in the online javadoc, but I can still see it using my IDE (Eclipse), and I assume that other IDEs provide a similar mechanism, so that is a fast way to check:

Picture of eclipse javadoc window