[Gc] time for an alpha release?

Talbot, George Gtalbot at ansarisbio.com
Mon Nov 30 05:51:57 PST 2009


Just out of curiousity--I'm on one of those platforms (x86_64) that appears to disable incremental collection with parallel mark turned on.  Why is that again?

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George T. Talbot
<gtalbot at locuspharma.com>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: gc-bounces at napali.hpl.hp.com [mailto:gc-bounces at napali.hpl.hp.com]
> On Behalf Of Boehm, Hans
> Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 1:35 AM
> To: Ivan Maidanski; gc at napali.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: RE: [Gc] time for an alpha release?
>
> That sounds like a good idea.
>
> I did get a little bit of time to look at the heap growth issue a bit more.
> There is currently a minor problem in that test.c is inconsistent about
> enabling incremental collection on different platforms.  On some, parallel
> mark disables it, as do some other features.  I have a patch to make this
> more consistent, and hopefully get more similar heap size behavior, but
> that's not critical.  And I'm currently travelling again, so I'm not sure
> I'll get the patch in that quickly.
>
> Hans
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: gc-bounces at napali.hpl.hp.com
> > [mailto:gc-bounces at napali.hpl.hp.com] On Behalf Of Ivan Maidanski
> > Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2009 10:46 PM
> > To: gc at napali.hpl.hp.com
> > Subject: [Gc] time for an alpha release?
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > Hans -
> >
> > The development activity has been very low over the last month.
> > Why not to make an alpha release for GC now? (I could prepare
> > the tarball and update the CVS (including for libatomics)
> > accordingly.)
> >
> > I believe we could reach more test&report auditory (for the
> > recent code changes) by releasing a tarball (instead of
> > offering everybody to fetch the source from the CVS).
> >
> > Bye.
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