Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Oct 2006 14:02 UTC, submitted by Ian Rogers
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "We present an experimental implementation of the Java Virtual Machine that runs inside the kernel of the Solaris operating system. The implementation was done by porting an existing small, portable JVM, Squawk, into the Solaris kernel. Our first application of this system is to allow device drivers to be written in Java. A simple device driver was ported from C to Java. Characteristics of the Java device driver and our device driver interface are described."
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That's cool!
by rayx on Fri 20th Oct 2006 14:45 UTC
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2006-03-24

It was reported half a year ago that a group of people in Sun lab(in Brazil?) were working on running multi-task JVM. Not sure how things goes on now.

I am looking forward to JVM being one background service of Solaris, that would boost Java application start up speed, and help to make them integrate better with the OS and desktop environment.

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