luajit: A Just-In-Time Compiler for the Lua programming language1

LuaJIT is based on the Lua 5.1.x virtual machine and bytecode interpreter from It compiles bytecode to native x86 (i386+) machine code to speed up the execution of Lua programs.

An innovative trace compiler is integrated with advanced, SSA-based optimizations and a highly tuned code generation backend. This allows a substantial reduction of the overhead associated with dynamic language features. It's destined to break into the performance range traditionally reserved for offline, static language compilers.

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Mike Pall <mikelu-1105 [at] mike [dot] de>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: MIT
Status: Beta
Version: 2.1-9b5e837

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Remark: Dietlibc compatible.

CPU architectures: Does only support: arm arm64 x86 x86-64 ppc mips

Download: 9b5e837ac2dfdc0638830c048a47ca9378c504d3.tar.gz

T2 source: luajit.cache
T2 source: luajit.conf
T2 source: luajit.desc

Build time (on reference hardware): 8% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 2.09 MB, 45 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils coreutils diffutils findutils gawk grep gzip linux-header make patch sed tar

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).