why does this need a JIT compiler?
Posted May 21, 2011 12:00 UTC (Sat) by snemarch
In reply to: why does this need a JIT compiler?
Parent article: A JIT for packet filters
JIT isn't a super precisely defined term.
In this context, the "just in time" means the code is not compiled into the kernel (or as a LKM), but generated from user data. You don't need the Java/.NET style "interpret until determined hotspot, then generate native" behavior in order to call something JIT :-)
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