JDK ports questions
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Thu Mar 20 08:02:15 UTC 2008
=CE=A3=CF=84=CE=B9=CF=82 Wednesday 19 March 2008 18:06:21 =CE=BF/=CE=B7 Eir=
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> On Mar 19, 2008, at 16:34, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > Achilleas Mantzios wrote:
> >> Oliver Fromme wrote:
> >>> What is the difference between ports/java/diablo-jdk15
> >>> and ports/java/jdk15? Which of them should be used?
> >> ports/java/diablo-jdk15 is the ports way of installing the
> >> binary package, you can do the same with pkg_add -r.
> > I see. So I basically get the same result as downloading
> > the package from freebsdfoundation.org (which is not what
> > I want).
> > Thanks for answering!
> >>> So far I have only used the Sun-blessed binary package
> >>> from the FreeBSD foundation download page, so I don't
> >>> know much about the various ports. However, those
> >>> packages are now quite old, so I would like to build
> >>> an up-to-date JDK for FreeBSD 7. Which port should
> >>> be used for that?
> >> For FreeBSD 7.0, you will have to install misc/compat6x
> > But it's only required for the bootstrap, right?
> > I.e. when I have built the JDK successfully, I don't
> > need compat6x anymore, I assume.
> > Thinking about it ... When I compile my own JDK anyway,
> > I could just as well go for the JDK 1.6 instead of 1.5.
> > Are there any known problems with building JDK 1.6 on
> > FreeBSD/amd64 7.0? Anything I should be aware of?
> Anecdotal evidence: We tried, for a short while, 1.6 on 6.3 for a very =20
> busy tomcat driven site, noticed no ill effects but also no =20
> immediately noticeable changes in system load, etc.
> > The JDK is going to be used on several 8-core amd64
> > machines with 64 GB RAM to run tomcat-based CMS for a
> > very busy web site. No need to say, stability is top-
> > priority.
> On comparable hardware (less RAM, though), and tomcat driven apps, we =20
> saw a *real* improvement going to 7.0/1.6 from 6.3/1.5. If the initial =20
> numbers hold up, we can cancel the next two rounds of "throwing =20
> hardware at the problem" as traffic goes up.
The 6.3->7.0 alone already makes a big difference.
> Unfortunately, I have not yet repeated the 1.6 vs 1.5 experiment on 7.
If you do this test, would be good to know.
> And of course, different applications bring out different parts of =20
> tomcat and the library stack, so your mileage may vary wildly.
> > Best regards
> > Oliver
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