[Gc] GC_get_bytes_since_gc locks

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 24 07:37:47 PDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Andy Wingo <wingo at pobox.com> wrote:

> Things work fine.  We do use GC_get_bytes_since_gc, but apparently not
> while holding the alloc lock.

I checked the Guile sources and according to the current understanding of
the library it is wrong. It will not lead to a deadlock but the library
mixes calls to functions that are data safe

./libguile/gc.c:  heap_size      = GC_get_heap_size ();
./libguile/gc.c:  free_bytes     = GC_get_free_bytes ();
./libguile/gc.c:  bytes_since_gc = GC_get_bytes_since_gc ();

with one that is not

./libguile/gc.c:  total_bytes    = GC_get_total_bytes ();


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