A hybrid just-in-time compiler for android

Guillermo A. Perez, Chung-Min Kao, Yeh-Ching Chung, Wei-Chung Hsu
2012 Proceedings of the 2012 international conference on Compilers, architectures and synthesis for embedded systems - CASES '12  
The Dalvik virtual machine is the main application platform running on Google's Android operating system for mobile devices and tablets. It is a Java Virtual Machine running a basic trace-based JIT compiler, unlike web browser JavaScript engines that usually run a combination of both method and trace-based JIT types. We developed a methodbased JIT compiler based on the Low Level Virtual Machine framework that delivers performance improvement comparable to that of an Ahead-Of-Time compiler. We
more » ... mpared our method-based JIT against Dalvik's own trace-based JIT using common benchmarks available in the Android Market. Our results show that our method-based JIT is better than a basic trace-based JIT, and that, by sharing profiling and compilation information among each other, a smart combination of both JIT techniques can achieve a great performance gain.
doi:10.1145/2380403.2380418 dblp:conf/cases/PerezKCH12 fatcat:eqpo4wmwlvdc3i62enincdrk7e