Subject: Re: java native on NetBSD?
To: Michael Core <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
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 <>
# To:
# Subject: Re: java native on NetBSD?
# (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.
# Michael

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