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Willing to join GSoC2011 project "RTEMS port of the GNU Java Compiler (gjc)"
- Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:02:32 -0500
- From: joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com (Joel Sherrill)
- Subject: Willing to join GSoC2011 project "RTEMS port of the GNU Java Compiler (gjc)"
On 03/22/2011 09:01 AM, ?? wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here are some of my thoughts about the "RTEMS port of the GNU Java
> project(http://www.rtems.org/wiki/index.php/GNUJavaCompiler), if you
> are interested please continue:
> For the gjc port, we should first set up the fundamental mechanism for
> Java running, so the Garbage Collection(GC) should be first ported.
Yep. boehm-gc needs to be ported. And it is a one architecture at a time
kind of job. You need to make a list of the architectures it supports and
see which of those RTEMS supports. This is the complete list of possible
targets. If boehm-gc has a test suite, then it needs to execute very cleanly
or you will have nothing but trouble when it comes to the more complicated
uses in GCJ.
> After that, we can port the libgcj's thread attached to RTEMS posix
> thread. But now we may find the java code can't run or can't run well
> because we haven't handled the system's signal and target board's
> interrupt and exception. Then we shoud turn the signal into java's
> exception. After this three step, the core port should be over. Next,
> we should make the java port coverage more APIs and functions, so the
> File I/O and JNI mechanism can be ported now.
> So this project's sequence is GC-->Thread-->Exception-->JNI and File
> I/O-->Run Test Suite and improve the port.
I don't know how exceptions work in GCJ but would imagine they are
to how GNU Ada handles them. Exceptions are mapped onto POSIX signals and
> This is my current thought about this project, if you have different
> thought, please talk about it with me. I am pleased to discuss with you!
This is the kind of issues that need to be addressed. Plus
the test suite.
> Thank you,
> Liu Jie
> 2011/3/20 ?? <lj8175 at gmail.com <mailto:lj8175 at gmail.com>>
> As said in the last mail "question about GSoC 2011", this week
> should discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations. I
> want to port the GNU Java Compiler to RTEMS and have read the page
> "http://www.rtems.org/wiki/index.php/GNUJavaCompiler" carefully.
> But "how to file Free Software Foundation paperwork" is still a
> question to me.
> Also, I have completed the GSoC Getting Started of RTEMS
> "http://www.rtems.com/wiki/index.php/GSoC_Getting_Started", and
> want to ask how to submit the diff and screen capture.
> Now, how can I get more information about porting GJC to RTEMS
> except the Wiki page
> "http://www.rtems.org/wiki/index.php/GNUJavaCompiler" and the GCJ
> page "http://gcc.gnu.org/java/", I want to know more and more
> about it. :)
Joel Sherrill, Ph.D. Director of Research & Development
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