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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] what's next?
Date Thu, 29 Jun 2006 09:00:35 GMT


Andrey Chernyshev wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> In addition to the already proposed generic tasks like 5.0 support or
> concurrent GC mentioned by Ivan, I'd like to add some more specific
> things that might be interesting for people to look at as well:
> 
> (1) Complete Java bytecode verifier
> Class structure verification and subroutines (e.g. finally blocks) has
> to be added to the bytecode verifier in order to make it
> full-functional (as required by JVMS spec).

Do you think that it will be complete at that point?  It's my
understanding that it's fairly difficult and subtle to get it right.
I'm hoping that we can just get that from Sun :)

> 
> (2) Handling out of C memory conditions
> VM must throw OutOfMemoryException when there is a lack of C memory.
> For example, if local or global handle cannot be allocated then OOME
> should be thrown ĘC OutOfMemoryException must be thrown (this is
> required by JNI/JVMTI spec).

What does it do now?

geir

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