ARM read barrier support for concurrent GC in Optimizing.
This first implementation uses slow paths to instrument heap
reference loads and GC root loads for the concurrent copying
collector, respectively calling the artReadBarrierSlow and
artReadBarrierForRootSlow runtime entry points.
- This implementation does not instrument HInvokeVirtual
nor HInvokeInterface instructions (for class reference
loads), as the corresponding read barriers are not stricly
required with the current concurrent copying collector.
- Intrinsics which may eventually call (on slow path) are
disabled when read barriers are enabled, as the current
slow path infrastructure does not support this case.
- When read barriers are enabled, the code generated for a
HArraySet instruction always go into the array set slow
path for object arrays (delegating the operation to the
runtime), as we are lacking a mechanism to keep a
temporary register live accross a runtime call (needed for
the instrumentation of type checking code, which requires
two successive read barriers).
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