landonf at bikemonkey.org
Thu Jan 31 14:44:49 PST 2008
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:
>>> Hi all,
>>> 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.
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