DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2009-08
Re: Is the Giant lock completely removed?
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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:
> No Java
I wouldn't be so sure: at one time it was relatively painless to build
I still have a tomcat installation running with it in a vkernel:
$ pkg_info | grep jdk
jdk14-126.96.36.199 Java Development Kit 1.4.2
$ uname -sir
DragonFly 2.2.2-RELEASE VKERNEL
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.