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Re: Is the Giant lock completely removed?

From: Francois Tigeot <ftigeot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 14:03:37 +0200

On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 11:36:40AM +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Aug 2009 12:43:19 +0530
> Siju George <sgeorge.ml@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Tomorrow I will be addressing a meeting hosted by our police
> > department to educate people on the security advantages of using FOSS.
> > I would like to include a section in my talk to speak on dragonfly.
> > One doubt is has the Giant lock been completely removed from
> > dragonfly? And in addition to HammerFS what else can I state as
> > advantages for using dragonfly? Any hints I will be very grateful :-)
> 	Distinguishing features of DragonFly include:
> 	Downsides
> No Java

I wouldn't be so sure: at one time it was relatively painless to build
jdk-1.4 binaries.
I still have a tomcat installation running with it in a vkernel:

$ pkg_info | grep jdk
jdk14-       Java Development Kit 1.4.2
$ uname -sir

I remember there were also some patches to get jdk15 to build floating on the

AFAIK, the big problem with getting a native jdk is due to the old linuxulator
code: the build has to be bootstrapped with a Linux jdk binary.

Francois Tigeot

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