[Gc] Re: GC_set_free_space_divisor api change on purpose?

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon May 3 09:44:47 PDT 2010


Ivan Maidanski wrote:
...
>> Was this api change (at least to GC_set_free_space_divisor's return
>> value) intentional?
> 
> Yes, see
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.programming.garbage-
collection.boehmgc/2481/
> (Hopefully, there's no too many apps exploiting
> GC_set_free_space_divisor() returned value.)

>> I'm asking because of downstream bug,
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=587391
>> 
>> where this change causes kaya build failures.  If this was intentional,
>> should be fairly straight-forward to patch kaya for the new gc behavior.
> 
> GC_VERSION_MAJOR/MINOR could be tested to select the proper usage model.

Thanks, will do.

-- Rex




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