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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pretty cool
by Yamin on Fri 20th Oct 2006 14:54 UTC
Yamin
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2006-01-10

Pretty cool read

@PipoDeClown - read it. they do some performance tests. It is slower (not 2-3X slower though ;) ). That said, they haven't optimized.

I wonder how this will increase the portability of drivers (if it can be done in solaris, other OSs can do it), not to mention other architectures. Since a lot of code would be very specific I imagine some parts would still be very unique. Unless of course they could create generic driver interface for certain kinds of drivers.

I dunno. Just ponderings.

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