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Re: [MIT-Scheme-devel] [commit f372dae] Don't call OS_free_pages after G

From: Joe Marshall
Subject: Re: [MIT-Scheme-devel] [commit f372dae] Don't call OS_free_pages after GC flip. We don't resize the heap and we will be reusing it.
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 12:26:14 -0700

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Taylor R Campbell <address@hidden> wrote:

> It's not clear to me that there's one generally best choice of
> behavior here.  I would like my system, at least, to be responsive
> and without a gigabyte of Scheme's garbage in swap.  And in the long
> run, we need a better story for how garbage collection and VM systems
> cooperate, especially in low-memory situations, which I don't think
> anybody has at the moment.  For now, perhaps there should be a
> command-line option to toggle freeing of pages.

I like the idea of an option one can set, but maybe it should be a
primitive instead of a flag?


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