CFV: New Project: PowerPC/AIX Port

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Tue May 15 09:22:21 UTC 2012

On 14/05/2012 15:46, Simonis, Volker wrote:
> I hereby propose the creation of the "PowerPC/AIX Port" Project with
> Volker Simonis as the Lead and the Porters Group as the sponsoring Group.
> :
> To assist with project bootstrapping and maintain momentum of VM porting issues
> independently from class library issues the project will evolve an interface
> between the VM and class libraries that allows alternative implementations to
> be substituted (see [3]).
Vote: yes

I would suggest that if the project finds that it needs to change the 
interface between HotSpot and the libraries, serviceability tools, etc., 
and if the intention is to push the changes to those interfaces into the 
mainline, that the project get broad agreement on the changes from the 
impacted areas first. I read Neil's reply and documenting some of these 
interfaces is welcome, it's just the concern that changes to these 
interfaces are potentially disruptive.


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