RFR: 8171853: Remove Shark compiler

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Mon Oct 16 07:33:37 UTC 2017

On 15/10/17 21:44, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> FWIW, there are actually quite a number of users for Zero who would be happy to
> have a JIT-version of it. One major user for Zero is MIPS (big-, little-endian,
> 32 and 64 bit) which still doesn't have a native code generator in Hotspot.

The problem with LLVM was always that its JIT interface didn't have support
for unpopular targets, thus negating its usefulness.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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