FW: Porting OpenJDK 6 to Stratus OpenVOS on IA32 -- cross development??

Jonathan Springer springer at reservoir.com
Tue Sep 23 05:22:11 PDT 2008

As Dalibor mentions, another approach is to mount a remote filesystem
hosted on a platform for which you already have a JDK.  This is what
we did on the MIPS port, using an x86/Linux machine.  There is some
support for this, in the form of the REMOTE makefile variable.

A few more details are here:


Barnes, Richard wrote:
> Since Java obviously does not exist on OpenVOS yet, and since there are 
> *.java files in HotSpot, we have been considering doing cross 
> development from a Linux/IA32 machine that already has a native Java 
> installed.  Since what we desire as a result of this project is an 
> OpenJDK6 running on OpenVOS, we believe we have run into a problem in 
> the makefiles and *.gmk files we have encountered to do not seem to 
> distinguish between host environments and target environments, which 
> would be helpful in order to make cross development less difficult.  
> This is in contrast to what we have seen in porting GNU software such as 
> gcc and gdb.  Does anybody have any hints in how to deal with this 
> situation in order to produce a JVM and JIT compiler for a platform 
> different from the original host platform?
> Thanks,
> Richard

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