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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] DRLVM, jre/bin/default and launcher
Date Wed, 06 Sep 2006 11:10:31 GMT


Evgueni Brevnov wrote:
> HI All,
> 
> Good news! I have a patch to run DRLVM with the classlib's launcher
> (I've checked Hello and Eclipse applications on Windows only).
> Actually, there are two patches. The first one is for classlib which
> changes vm default directory to drlvm.

I don't think we should do that - we'll keep it the same as it is now - 
"default".

Why should we change it?

> The second one is for build
> system and VM itself. Unfortunatelly, it is impossible to eliminate
> all problems in a short period of time. There is still a bunch of work
> in initialization and jni modules. So this patch is just a one more
> step to our goal.

Great.  As I said in other mails, the build stuff isn't the part to 
worry about but rather the VM itself.

So does this patch do it completely, or should we wait?

> 
> The vm patch is quite heavy so I attach it and classlib patch.
> Hope it will work not only for me :-)
> 
> 
> On 9/5/06, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Salikh Zakirov wrote:
>> > Andrey Chernyshev wrote:
>> >> 1.  Fix the DRLVM layout - rename vmcore to "harmonyvm" and move
>> >> ..dll/.so into the "default" subdirectory such that one doesn't 
>> have to
>> >> type -vm and -vmdir options;
>> >
>> > While would you want to rename DRLVM to Harmony VM?
>> > It feels to me like claiming DRLVM to be "the only" Harmony VM.
>> > On the contrary, I thought Harmony project is about *encouraging* 
>> diversity.
>> >
>> > I think having library named libdrlvm.so would be much better.
>>
>> No - the launcher picks up the vm from "harmonyvm.dll" (or .so) so
>> that's what we'll name it.
>>
>> Then it makes it easy.  put J9 in jre/bin/j9 and drlvm in jre/bin/drlvm
>> and then
>>
>>   java -vmdir:j9
>>
>> or
>>
>>   java -vmdir:drlvm
>>
>>
>> etc
>>
>> geir
>>
>> >
>> >> 2. Exclude building of the "original" launcher from the DRLVM build -
>> >> it currently conflicts with the classlib launcher (both are called
>> >> "java").
>> >>
>> >> 3. Aside from the hythread, it may also have a sense to make the
>> >> classlib and DRLVM using the same zlib dll/so (preferably the system
>> >> one).
>> >
>> >
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