[Gc] Re: WOW64 bug: GetThreadContext() may return stale contents

BGB cr88192 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 12:05:11 PST 2010


On 12/28/2010 12:22 PM, Johannes Totz wrote:
> Maybe a warning for the developer is appropriate?
>
or switching to full stack scanning instead on WoW64...

reduced performance is probably preferable to having a message popup 
every time an app starts, or a message can be sent to stderr or to a log 
or similar.


and, hell, MS may eventually address this issue somehow (like, say, 
making it return less stale values...).

other remote possibilities include using stack-cleaning and 
stack-bottom-estimation (where the GC can try to make an educated guess 
as to the stack bottom) to reduce retention.

or something...



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