Kaffe JIT: what does it do? really no porting doc?
Renaud.Marlet at trusted-logic.fr
Tue Dec 26 03:36:03 PST 2000
Looking at the Kaffe web site and at the source code, I have not been
able to clearly understand what the Kaffe JIT was doing.
- does it do anything more than removing the interpretation loop
and the operand stack?
- how is register allocation performed? (I have not seen a separate
phase but rather what looks like an "on-the-fly" allocation.)
- what are differences between JIT and JIT3 (besides that it runs
The web site says "Porting Kaffe's JIT compiler is a much more
complex undertaking. It requires you to define the instruction
set and register architecture of a given platform. See config/*/jit*
for examples. We would welcome documentation here." Is it really
the case that there currently is no documentation to guide porting?
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