A64 (aka ARM64) status

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Fri Dec 21 09:30:28 PST 2012

A couple of months ago I announced our A64 port at
http://www.advogato.org/article/1067.html  I wrote:

"Today the template interpreter, the first stage of any HotSpot port,
is almost done. We hope to finish it by Christmas, and at that point
we hope to release it for preliminary public access. We have a
non-disclosure agreement that doesn't allow us to release anything
today, but we hope that it will be lifted soon."

Well, it's Christmas.  ARM legal have been very willing to get the NDA
lifted, but we're not quite there yet.

On the technical side the interpreter is basically complete, but we
still have some TCK failures; these are mostly corner cases, but they
need fixing.  I've been spending the last few days implementing the
native stubs for JSR 292, which is now starting to work.  There are
still some gaps to be filled, for example JVMTI hooks.

My next task is to write up a proposal for an A64 OpenJDK project, and
we should be able to release the sources early in the new year.


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