OpenJDK zero on sparc linux
gbenson at redhat.com
Fri Apr 4 09:05:11 PDT 2008
Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> On Friday 04 April 2008, Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> > Yes, I noticed that, but assumed it would be easier to join the
> > existing Linux support to the existing SPARC support and get full
> > JIT support. I don't know much about HotSpot internals yet
> > though, so no doubt someone more knowledgeable on this list can
> > comment on what's required.
> > FWIW, I think Gary's work on zero is fantastic and it's great to
> > have OpenJDK on PPC64 here now. It just seems odd to be missing
> > out on the existing full and presumably very optimised SPARC
> > support.
> from what i understand the missing ASM is all thats needed, I tried
> to port the solaris ASM to Linux but it is beyond my skills. though
> i also saw some parts of code that are assuming SPARC is only built
> for solaris. until we get the optimised port done. this will get
> things started. Gary has done an awesome Job.
FWIW I hear there's a linux_sparc port floating around Sun that'll be
released Real Soon Now.
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