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From "Pavel Pervov" <pmcfi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Harmony on PowerPC
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:31:10 GMT
Hello, Mark,

I hope you succeed in porting assembly snippets to PPC, but you'll be
able to run the VM only with interpreter as JIT clearly misses code
generation for PPC platform.


On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 6:34 AM, Mark Gertsvolf <markg@nortel.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to run Java application on a PowerPC Linux distro, which is
> old - Kernel 2.4.22 and glibc 2.3.2.
> I could not use off-the-shelf binary distributions of JVM from Sun or
> IBM as I need to build the JVM from source using my toolchain. With help
> from this list (Thank you, Tim) I was able to successfully run my Java
> application with Harmony on CentOS 5, x86 as an initial proof of
> concept.
> I am now trying to build Harmony on PowerPC platform. I have built a few
> modules of classlib, but encountered a problem in threads portlib
> module, where a number of functions are implemented in assembly language
> and the ppc implementation is missing.
> Apart from portlib thread module there seem to exist only two more VM
> modules with assembly code and PPC specific implementation is missing.
> The "supported platforms" section on the project website indicates that
> the PPC port is in progress.
> What is the current status of PowerPC porting? Is anybody running
> Harmony on PowerPC?
> Thank you in advance,
> Mark.

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