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- To: Landon Fuller <landonf_(_at_)_bikemonkey_(_dot_)_org>
- Subject: Re: Sparc64
- From: Eirik Øverby <ltning_(_at_)_anduin_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 07:45:35 +0100
- Cc: freebsd-java_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org
On Jan 31, 2008, at 11:44 PM, Landon Fuller wrote:
On Jan 31, 2008, at 13:43, Eirik Øverby wrote:
On Jan 31, 2008, at 10:37 PM, Landon Fuller wrote:
On Jan 30, 2008, at 14:42, Eirik Øverby wrote:
an old boring question coming up again...
For various reasons we have some interest in getting Java running
on FreeBSD-SPARC64. Also, the sun4v platform is of interest, but
currently mostly academic such as the FreeBSD port to sun4v isn't
useful at this stage.
We are using FreeBSD on a load of old SUN servers that their
owners can't or won't dispose of. Having Java available would
make these systems even more useful, and might bring in more
business for us.
So, put plainly, what kind of man-hours are we talking about to
bring Java 1.5 to fbsd-sparc64?
At first glance, it doesn't look to be more than a couple weeks of
work (at the high end). Someone on the OpenJDK lists recently
asked about Linux/Sparc, which would require roughly the same
effort (implementing os_cpu for bsd_sparc):
And what kind of money/support/inspiration would be needed to
make this a priority?
Seems like the biggest problem is access to freebsd/sparc64, and
-- of course -- finding someone sufficiently excited about doing
the porting work =)
I can provide access to one or more jails on fbsd/sparc64. Even
host access can be considered if necessary.
What's the status of svr4 emulation on sparc64? I forgot a critical
piece; One needs a bootstrap JVM, and bootstrapping off of Sun's VM
would make things easier.
I have absolutely no idea whatsoever.
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