[aarch64-port-dev ] Webrev of Oracle ARM & AARCH64 Sources

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Thu Sep 29 10:43:36 UTC 2016

On 29/09/16 11:13, Andrey Petushkov wrote:

> Pardon, I’m too puzzled by your statement. To my best knowledge no
> one from Azul considers this port as immature and wishes to drop
> it. Nor AFAIK anyone from Azul has expressed that on the
> maillist.

My mistake, then.  I should have waited for you to speak.  I

> In addition, aarch32 port shares much in common with RH’s aarch64
> implementation so well, if you keep aarch64 in main openjdk repos
> it’s much easier to merge aarch32 into it, rather than merge with
> Sun/Oracle’s arm implementation.

There is no good technical reason for AArch64 to merge with AArch32,
and IMO it would create a mess.  AArch64 is a clean-sheet design which
shares some of its DNA with AArch32, but that is all.  It's not like
x86-64, which is a 64-bit extension of x86.

> And yes, aarch32 is missing c2 port, but this should not make any
> difference long-term, right?

I guess not, if a C2 port is forthcoming.


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