32bit java app on 64bit platform

32bit java app on 64bit platform

Post by satinder.s » Sat, 12 Nov 2005 00:07:20

Would there be any issues in running a java app on a 64bit linux
platform that was initially developed on a 32 bit linux system. What
are the factors and/or dependencies to consider. Thanks.


32bit java app on 64bit platform

Post by Roedy Gree » Sat, 12 Nov 2005 00:21:17

On 10 Nov 2005 07:07:20 -0800, XXXX@XXXXX.COM wrote, quoted
or indirectly quoted someone who said :

In theory, you should not notice any difference other than the ability
to have more objects and more RAM. In practice there might be some
problems with JNI.
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32bit java app on 64bit platform

Post by Benj » Sat, 12 Nov 2005 04:04:07

To expound on the answer already provided, absolutely none. The size of
data types in java is already defined, and won't change based on the
platform you're running it on.


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32bit java app on 64bit platform

Post by NOBOD » Sun, 13 Nov 2005 11:23:46

Benji < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in

That is partially true only:
The java type won't change, true, but the space they take in ram may.
The jvm may have a different padding strategy to align it object
structure in ram, just like it did for 32 bits platform. When an object
(8 bytes) as a boolean (1 byte), it may take more than 9 bytes of ram in
reality (maybe 12 on 32 bits, maybe 16 on 64 bits). JVM dependant.