[Vm-dev] VM & BSDs

Saša Janiška gour at atmarama.com
Fri Jan 1 10:06:14 UTC 2016

On Pet, 2016-01-01 at 10:48 +0100, Holger Freyther wrote:

> there are no obstacles for using it on *BSD. I have been running the
> PharoVM (before spur) on FreeBSD in a pre-production environment.

Does Spur change something in regard?

> The "bigger" issue is more the compiler being used. Less people use 
> the latest version of clang (and we already know that it 'optimizes'
> the overflow check for certain integer operations). 

Does it mean that when using *BSD one has to count on building VM for

> But that is not specific to BSD vs. Linux.

Well, for Linux there are, at least, pre-built VMs, while I do not see
anything for Net/OpenBSD, while FreeBSD only have some older version in


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