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why does this need a JIT compiler?

why does this need a JIT compiler?

Posted Aug 17, 2011 2:42 UTC (Wed) by tao686 (guest, #77944)
In reply to: why does this need a JIT compiler? by snemarch
Parent article: A JIT for packet filters

I don't know if this JIT can avoid GPL licence? Since the filter sits on the userspace application, but finnally it is compiled and linked into kernel to execute. any idea on this? or it is a grey area, no one specify this?

From my point of view, this will not volidate the GPL licence. Linus can give some hint on this?

Also there is a trend, more and more code can be developed on userspace, such as UIO framework, it makes driver can be implemented in the userspace, this will avoid GPL licence issue. Then later on, more and more persons develop non-GPL licenced code, right?


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why does this need a JIT compiler?

Posted Sep 29, 2011 13:54 UTC (Thu) by mcortese (guest, #52099) [Link]

I can hardly imagine why one should want to distribute his filters, be them interpreted, compiled, or JIT...


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