IcedTea on ARM
jpa at mgb-tech.com
Mon Nov 24 04:23:28 PST 2008
I've contacted mr. Benson before, he pointed me to this mailinglist, but
he couldn't help me with this problem since he had no experience on ARM...
But I'll try cacao with openJDK and see if I can get that working properly!
Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> On 24/11/2008, Jan Pannecoeck <jpa at mgb-tech.com> wrote:
>> I'm currently working with an ARM9261 with OpenEmbedded running on
>> it, linux kernel version 2.6.22. I'm currently using JamVM as
>> virtual machine but I'm thinking about using IcedTea maybe, because
>> performancy issues. Now my question is, if the currently version of
>> IcedTea could work properly on an ARM with OpenEmbedded linux and
>> also can be build for the ARM of course. And since the main problems are
>> performancy issues, I'm wondering if IcedTea is faster than JamVM?
>> The IcedTea website tells me that IcedTea is only been build on x86,
>> x86_64, pcc and ppc64 architectures, but I hope that someone can give me
>> some more information about IcedTea running on an ARM.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Jan Pannecoeck
> IcedTea on ARM relies on using either Gary Benson's work on Zero/Shark
> to provide a port of HotSpot to the architecture or on using CACAO as
> the VM instead with the OpenJDK class library.
> I'm not sure how performance will compare with JamVM. API
> completeness of the class library will be better using the OpenJDK
> class library over GNU Classpath, but Zero will definitely be much
> slower. I don't know if Gary has tried Shark on ARM yet and what the
> results are. CACAO and OpenJDK may be your best choice for now, which
> means building IcedTea with ./configure --with-cacao.
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