[aarch64-port-dev ] Webrev of Oracle ARM & AARCH64 Sources
aph at redhat.com
Wed Sep 28 19:15:06 UTC 2016
On 28/09/16 18:55, Volker Simonis wrote:
> My general question is how is this code contribution supposed to work
> together with the current ARM ports in the OpenJDK. Currently we have
> a full-blown, supported arm64 bit port in the jdk9 main-line
> (contributed and maintained by RedHat). The aarch32 project has a
> full-blown implementation for arm32 for jdk8u contributed by Azul.
> Is your new port intended to live and be maintained alongside these
> already available ports?
> Where does your port differ from the available ports in terms of
> functionality and performance?
> Is Oracle committed to support the new ports?
> And finally, do you expect to integrate these port into JDK 9 mainline?
We have to decide this by consensus. Azul seem to be happy enough to
drop their own port and work on this one from Oracle: their work is
new and rather immature, so it makes sense. In the case of AArch64,
the situation is much less clear. We have a fairly mature and solid
community-written (not just Red Hat!) implementation, and there's no
obvious reason to push that implementation aside. It is the official
AArch64 port of OpenJDK.
I'll be posting more in the coming weeks.
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