64-bit client VM

Y. Srinivas Ramakrishna y.s.ramakrishna at oracle.com
Sat Jun 25 08:55:56 PDT 2011

On 6/25/2011 8:51 AM, Y. Srinivas Ramakrishna wrote:
> On 6/25/2011 4:49 AM, David Holmes wrote:
>> Erik Trimble said the following on 06/25/11 20:48:
>> <snip>
>>> Also, it might actually simplify Oracle's support in some ways - in particular, if we had a 64-bit
>>> client VM for Solaris, we could (and likely would) completely dump the 32-bit JDK/JRE on Solaris.
>>> Once again, that is speculation, but I also can see it happening quite easily.
>> Given I run Solaris on a x86 system (not x64) I'd be pretty peeved if that were to happen. ;-)
> Going further, one could dump the "pure" client VM and just use server, given we have
> tiered in place now (but off by default?) ?

Of course that wouldn't reduce support costs (since the client vm would still
be in the vm binaries, it would be that we'd just ship/support a single tiered 32-bit
JVM binary and a single tiered 64 bit JVM binary, instead of the 3 JVM binaries per OS
that we currently do.

-- ramki

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