Subject: Re: java native on NetBSD?
To: Michael Core <email@example.com>
From: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/29/2002 10:53:51
This still begs the question for the Alpha architecture.
There are distinct advantages to running native:
* emulation is slower
* emulation requires the COMPAT_* options in the kernel, adding size
* a natively compiled binary ensures runnability on more than just those
platforms for which COMPAT_* options exist
* even with emulation, there are certain things we cannot emulate
perfectly (at the moment, threading is one of them; IIANM, we
stub the thread routines, or something similar. ICBM.)
Not to mention, I'm a paranoid sysadmin. I don't trust precompiled
pkgs (partially because they insist on using /usr/pkg which I don't
want on my system, and partially out of best practices). Build the
world! I'll wait.
On Sat, 29 Jun 2002, Michael Core wrote:
# Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 14:01:16 +0200
# From: Michael Core <email@example.com>
# To: firstname.lastname@example.org
# Subject: Re: java native on NetBSD?
# email@example.com (Chuck Yerkes) wrote:
# > Um, I can't emulate Intel on my SPARCs. Nor on my Alphae.
# I thought COMPAT_SUNOS or COMPAT_SVR4 would make NetBSD binary
# compatible with Solaris and Sun offers Java for it, of course.
NetBSD: Network Your World.