[Gc] Questions about finalizers
scholz at scriptolutions.com
Thu Apr 26 19:12:55 PDT 2007
I'm using "GC_register_finalizer" now in my Eiffel compiler and i
would like to know:
1) Can i make any assumption which thread will execute the
2) Is there some API to let the application do the finalizer
calls? I would like to do this in a background thread
and i would like to optimize the current situation
which require to do a slow setjmp operation for any
finalizer call (to catch thrown Eiffel exceptions -
implemented with setjmp/longjmp)
3) Is it possible to add a debugging mode where _EVERY_
object has a finalizer which is used to keep a list
of all objects in the system to do some profiling and
to find memory leaks.
The system will have a few hundert thousands or even
millions of objects.
4) Are there any optimizations if i can garantee that
the objects are never made reachable again by the finalizer?
Lothar Scholz mailto:scholz at scriptolutions.com
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