Hotspot on PPC
gbenson at redhat.com
Fri Jun 1 10:48:48 PDT 2007
Cool. Thanks for your help, and have a good weekend!
> The C++ interpreter hasn't been used for any platform but ia64.
> No, we've no plans to drop PPC support. We sell the it for use in
> embedded environments. If there's enough market demand we'd likely
> roll the port forward to jdk7 (which mostly == openjdk).
> Gary Benson wrote:
> > Paul Hohensee - Java SE wrote:
> > > CC_INTERP must be set to build the C++ interpreter, but you also
> > > need some machine-dependent assembly code glue to make it work.
> > > We haven't open sourced the latter since we don't support the
> > > former.
> > Fair enough.
> > > You can build a vm without the compilers. Use one of the 'core'
> > > targets like 'productcore'.
> > I was just reading that in hotspot/build/linux/Makefile ;)
> > > We supported ia64 in 1.4.2, but dropped it in 5.0, so yes, we
> > > have old ia64 sources.
> > Ok, I understand a bit better now. Has the C++ interpreter been
> > used in anger since then?
> > > correct ia64 assembly is 'interesting' to write.
> > So I've heard :)
> > > I'm not aware of any plans to open source the PPC 5.0 port.
> > Ok. Does the fact that it's only 5.0 mean you've dropped PPC?
> > Thanks,
> > Gary
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