[kaffe] Jazelle

Kevin D. Kissell kevink at mips.com
Tue Mar 14 02:31:50 PST 2006

> >     I would appreciate if you could share some thoughts and/or
> > knowledge about Jazelle and its performance and adoption.
> For all I know, Kaffe doesn't use it, so it's hard to say what its
> performance impact is. I don't know any free software VM or compiler
> toolchain actually using it, so I don't think it has been adopted widely
> outside of Jazelle-specific proprietary solutions.

It is my understanding - thought I've never heard this directly from ARM - that
enabling the Jazelle hardware requires initialization code that is proprietary
and licensed, and which is unavailable to open-source developers.


            Kevin K.

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